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Falls Family History

Falls Name Meaning

Northern Irish: variant of Fallis. Americanized spelling of German Volz.

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


Similar surnames: Fallas, Salls, Fall, Alls, Fallis, Call, Fallin, Gales, Mcfalls

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Where is the Falls family from?

You can see how Falls families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Falls family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Falls families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 133 Falls families living in Ontario. This was about 73% of all the recorded Falls's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Falls families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Falls surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Falls ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Falls. 48% of Falls men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Falls women worked as a Student. Some less common occupations for Americans named Falls were Storekeeper and Servant.

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    48%
  • Labourer
    23%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Storekeeper
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Student
    25%
  • Nurse
    25%
  • Income
    25%
  • Servant
    25%
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Census Records

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Falls. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Falls 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Falls. 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 25,000 military records available for the last name Falls. For the veterans among your Falls ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Falls lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Falls life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Falls in 1944 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

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