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Saul Family History

Saul Name Meaning

English French German Italian and Jewish: from the personal name Saul (Hebrew Shaul ‘asked-for’) the name of the king of Israel whose story is recounted in the first book of Samuel. In spite of his success in uniting Israel and his military prowess Saul had a troubled reign not least because of his long conflict with the young David who eventually succeeded him. Perhaps for this reason the personal name was not particularly common in medieval times. A further disincentive to its popularity as a Christian name was the fact that it was the original name of Saint Paul borne by him while he was persecuting Christians and rejected by him after his conversion to Christianity. It may in part have arisen as a nickname for someone who had played the part of the Biblical king in a religious play. English: variant of Sall . English and Irish: variant of Sale

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Paul, Maul, Aul, Baum, Sall, Shaul, Saal, Sas, Kaul, Saum

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You can see how Saul families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Saul family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Saul families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 90 Saul families living in Ontario. This was about 49% of all the recorded Saul's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Saul families in 1911.
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What did your Saul ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Saul. 55% of Saul men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Saul women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Saul were Decorator and Student. .

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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
  • Clerk
  • Contractor
  • Decorator

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Operator
  • Housekeeper
  • Student
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Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Saul life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Saul in 1946 was 69, and 76 in 2004.

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