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Toole Family History

Toole Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of O’Toole, an Americanized form of Ó Tuathail ‘descendant of Tuathal’. English: variant of Toll.

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


Similar surnames: Tooley, Poole, Coole, Tole, Towle, Toles, Toomey, O'toole, Tooke

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Where is the Toole family from?

You can see how Toole families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Toole family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Toole families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 687 Toole families living in Lancashire. This was about 41% of all the recorded Toole's in the UK. Lancashire had the highest population of Toole families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Toole surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Toole ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Toole. 21% of Toole men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Toole women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Toole were Colliery Hewer and Incapacitated.

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    21%
  • Dock Labourer
    8%
  • Joiner
    5%
  • Colliery Hewer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    68%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
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Census Records

There are 75,000 census records available for the last name Toole. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Toole 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Toole. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Toole. For the veterans among your Toole ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Toole lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Toole life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Toole in 1944 was 28, and 76 in 2004.

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