Tall Family History

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Tall Name Meaning

English: nickname for a respectable or decent person, or else a good-looking one, both these senses belonging to Middle English tall (Old English getæl ‘swift’, ‘prompt’). The modern sense ‘of high stature’ did not develop until the end of the 16th century; the usual Middle English equivalents were Long and High.

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

Similar surnames: Ball, Hall, Toll, Wall, Tull, Fall, Gall, Tell, Call, Tallo

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Tall Family Origin

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Tall Family Occupations

What did your Tall ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Tall occupation in Canada was Farm Labour. 50% of Tall's were Farm Labours. Farm Labour and Labourer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Tall.

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  • Farm Labour

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Tall ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Tall Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Tall. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tall 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Tall. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Tall. For the veterans among your Tall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tall Life Expectancy

What is the average Tall lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Tall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Tall in 1949 was 61, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tall ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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