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Wollan Name Meaning

English: variant of Woolen. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads, mainly in Trøndelag, named Vollan, from the definite plural form of Voll (‘meadow’). Compare Wollen.

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

Similar surnames: Wollen, Holtan, Wollam, Wollin, Allan, Wolman, Roldan, Willan, Colla

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Where is the Wollan family from?

You can see how Wollan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wollan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wollan families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 14 Wollan families living in Manitoba. This was about 78% of all the recorded Wollan's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Wollan families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wollan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wollan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wollan. 29% of Wollan men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Wollan women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wollan were Operator and Housewife.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Operator

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Wollan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wollan 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 510 immigration records available for the last name Wollan. 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 213 military records available for the last name Wollan. For the veterans among your Wollan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wollan lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Wollan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Wollan in 1959 was 67, and 87 in 2004.

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