Hal Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Han, Hay, Ham, Hale, Gal, Hall, Lal, Ha, Pal, Hai

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Hal Family Origin

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Hal Family Occupations

What did your Hal ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hal. 43% of Hal men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Hal women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hal were Labor and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    43%
  • Laborer
    29%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Labor
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Waitress
    14%
  • Maid
    14%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Hal Historical Records

What Hal family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Hal. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hal census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hal. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Hal. For the veterans among your Hal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hal Life Expectancy

What is the average Hal lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Hal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Hal in 1964 was 80, and 57 in 2003.

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