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Kroll Name Meaning

German and Dutch: nickname for someone with curly hair from Middle High German krol ‘curly’ Middle Low German krulle ‘ringlet curl’ Middle Dutch croel crul (apparently a loanword from German). Germanized form of Polish Krol . German (also Kröll): from the ancient Germanic personal name Rollo based on hrōd ‘fame renown’. German (Kröll): nickname for a snappish brusk person from Middle High German krellen ‘to claw’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Krol .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Knoll, Groll, Roll, Krell, Krol, Krock, Koll, Krull, Doll, Krall

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Where is the Kroll family from?

You can see how Kroll families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kroll family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kroll families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 18 Kroll families living in Ontario. This was about 45% of all the recorded Kroll's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Kroll families in 1911.
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What did your Kroll ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Kroll. 100% of Kroll men worked as a Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
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There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Kroll. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kroll census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Kroll. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 14,000 military records available for the last name Kroll. For the veterans among your Kroll ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kroll lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Kroll life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kroll in 1947 was 33, and 80 in 2004.

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