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Curles Family History

Curles Name Meaning

Probably a variant of English Curl or Corliss.

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


Similar surnames: Curless, Surles, Curle, Curlee, Curley, Corless, Surls, Cullens

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Where is the Curles family from?

You can see how Curles families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Curles family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Curles families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 9 Curles families living in Ontario. This was about 75% of all the recorded Curles's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Curles families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Curles surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Curles ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Curles. 30% of Curles men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Curles women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Curles were Salesman and Maid.

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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
    30%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farming
    9%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    25%
  • Housework
    25%
  • Weaver
    25%
  • Maid
    25%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Curles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Curles 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 316 immigration records available for the last name Curles. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 485 military records available for the last name Curles. For the veterans among your Curles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Curles lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Curles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Curles in 1961 was 51, and 76 in 2004.

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