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Surls Family History

Surls Name Meaning

English: probably a variant spelling of Searles.

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


Similar surnames: Surles, Sires, Searls, Sirls, Purks, Curles, Burks, Curle, Suell

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Where is the Surls family from?

You can see how Surls families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Surls family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Surls families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Surls families living in North Carolina. This was about 21% of all the recorded Surls's in the USA. North Carolina and 2 other states had the highest population of Surls families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Surls surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Surls ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Surls. 42% of Surls men worked as a Farmer and 56% of Surls women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Surls were Truck Driver and Erangilist.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    42%
  • Laborer
    36%
  • Carpenter
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    56%
  • New Worker
    23%
  • Erangilist
    23%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Surls. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Surls 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 41 immigration records available for the last name Surls. 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 375 military records available for the last name Surls. For the veterans among your Surls ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Surls lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Surls life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Surls in 1956 was 41, and 86 in 2004.

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