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Origins of the Jolly surname

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About the Jollys

We have a total number of 45111 records for people with the last name Jolly.

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Where do most Jollys live?

In 1921, most Jollys lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Jollys

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 38,800 records for the Jolly surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Jollys most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Browns

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What are the most common Jolly first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Jolly family members

Common jobs for Jollys

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Jollys in 1921
Cotton Weaver

265

Dressmaker

183

Domestic Servant

105

Housekeeper

95

Weaver

95

Common Male occupations for Jollys in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

185

Farmer

176

Coal Miner

143

General Labourer

123

Farm Labourer

110

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