Kroll Family History

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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). German and Polish: variant of Krol. German: (also Kröll): from the Germanic personal name Rollo, based on hrod ‘renown’, ‘victory’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Krol.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


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

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Kroll Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kroll name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kroll. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    28%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    17%

  • Germanic Europe

    15%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    12%

  • European Jewish

    8%

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Kroll Family Origin

Where is the Kroll family from?

Kroll Family Occupations

What did your Kroll ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kroll. The most common Kroll occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Kroll's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kroll family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Farming

    2%
  • Keeping House

    2%

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Kroll ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Kroll Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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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Draft Card

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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Kroll Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kroll

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kroll ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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