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Sholly Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Scholle .

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


Similar surnames: Sholley, Sholty, Sholl, Shull, Shell, Stolley, Shall, Shill, Shelly

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Where is the Sholly family from?

You can see how Sholly families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sholly family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sholly families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Sholly families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Sholly's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Sholly families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sholly surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sholly ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sholly. 23% of Sholly men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Sholly women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sholly were New Worker and Clerk. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Carpenter
    19%
  • New Worker
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
    43%
  • Housekeeper
    29%
  • Clerk
    29%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Sholly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sholly 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 107 immigration records available for the last name Sholly. 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 Cards

There are 445 military records available for the last name Sholly. For the veterans among your Sholly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sholly lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Sholly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Sholly in 1952 was 49, and 73 in 2004.

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