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Idol Surname Meaning

Welsh: variant of Idle .

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


Similar surnames: Idell, Krol, Idle, Dow, Cool, Ion, Ide, Imel, Ridl, Bol

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Where is the Idol family from?

You can see how Idol families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Idol family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Idol families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Idol families living in North Carolina. This was about 80% of all the recorded Idol's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Idol families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Idol surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Idol ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Idol. 34% of Idol men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Idol women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Idol were Salesman and Teacher. .

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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
    34%
  • Farming
    15%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
    25%
  • Waitress
    25%
  • Looper
    17%
  • Teacher
    17%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Idol. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Idol 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 160 immigration records available for the last name Idol. 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 Idol. For the veterans among your Idol ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Idol lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Idol life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Idol in 1956 was 63, and 71 in 2004.

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