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Soules Name Meaning

French (Soulès): plural form of Soulé (see Soulier 1, of which it is a variant).

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


Similar surnames: Soule, Houle, Sales, Sole, Sowles, Soulis, Voyles, Soles, Toles

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Where is the Soules family from?

You can see how Soules families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Soules family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Soules families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 75 Soules families living in Ontario. This was about 97% of all the recorded Soules's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Soules families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Soules surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Soules ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Soules. 37% of Soules 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
    37%
  • Farmers Son
    10%
  • Gardener
    10%
  • Labourer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Soules. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Soules 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 794 immigration records available for the last name Soules. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Soules. For the veterans among your Soules ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Soules lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Soules life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Soules in 1953 was 37, and 66 in 2004.

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