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Origins of the Nolan surname

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About the Nolans

We have a total number of 93880 records for people with the last name Nolan.

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Alternative variations of the name Nolan

Nolan, Nowlan, Knowlan, Noland, Knolan

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Where do most Nolans live?

In 1921, most Nolans lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Nolans

How common is your surname?

834th most common surname in the UK

We have 36,900 records for the Nolan surname. The oldest one dates back to 1820.

Who were Nolans most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Murphys

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What are the most common Nolan first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for Nolans

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

Common Female occupations for Nolans in 1921
Charwoman

129

Domestic Servant

120

Laundress

113

Dressmaker

109

Cotton Weaver

104

Common Male occupations for Nolans in 1921
General Labourer

339

Dock Labourer

203

Tailor

138

Coal Miner

107

Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers

99

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