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Droll Surname Meaning

German:: nickname for a chubby funny man from Middle Low German dral ‘round whirly’. variant of the nickname Troll ‘demon’.

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

Similar surnames: Doll, Kroll, Groll, Troll, Grill, Roll, Broll, Trull, Dull, Brill

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Where is the Droll family from?

You can see how Droll families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Droll family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Droll families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Droll family living in Somerset. This was 100% of all the recorded Droll's in United Kingdom. Somerset had the highest population of Droll families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Droll surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Droll ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Droll. 23% of Droll men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Droll women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Droll were Clerk 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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Droll. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Droll 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 446 immigration records available for the last name Droll. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, 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 Droll. For the veterans among your Droll ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Droll lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Droll life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Droll in 1962 was 83, and 77 in 2004.

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