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Toller Name Meaning

English and Scottish; North German (also Töller): occupational name for a toll taker or tax collector from an agent derivative of Middle English toll ‘tax payment’ Middle Low German toll (from Late Latin toloneum teloneum a derivative of Greek telos ‘tax’). English: habitational name from Toller Fratrum and Toller Porcorum or Toller Whelme in Corscombe (all in Dorset). The places take their names from the river Toller which is probably a Celtic river name meaning ‘hollow stream stream in a deep valley’; Toller is the old name of the river Hooke. German: from a short form of the personal name Bartholomäus (see Bartholomew ). German: nickname meaning ‘foolish one’ or ‘handsome one’; from Middle High German tol dol ‘foolish unreasonable’ also ‘pretty’ or ‘handsome’.

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

Similar surnames: Tuller, Tiller, Woller, Koller, Holler, Stoller, Boller, Teller

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You can see how Toller families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Toller family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Toller families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 7 Toller families living in Ontario. This was about 54% of all the recorded Toller's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Toller families in 1911.
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What did your Toller ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Toller. 60% of Toller 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
  • Clerk
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Toller. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Toller. For the veterans among your Toller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Toller lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Toller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Toller in 1959 was 47, and 80 in 2004.

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