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Soule Family History

Soule Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin; perhaps derived from the vocabulary word soul as a term of affection. French (Soulé): variant of Soulier 1.

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

Similar surnames: Sole, Soules, Houle, Sowle, Moule, Sula, Stile, Boule, Rouse, Woulfe

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Where is the Soule family from?

You can see how Soule families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Soule family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Soule families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 29 Soule families living in Quebec. This was about 54% of all the recorded Soule's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Soule families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Soule surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Soule ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Soule. 64% of Soule men worked as a Farmer.

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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
  • Manager
  • Blacksmith
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Census Records

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Soule. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Soule 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Soule. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Soule. For the veterans among your Soule ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Soule lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Soule life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Soule in 1944 was 52, and 74 in 2004.

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