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Valls Name Meaning

Catalan: habitational name from Valls in Tarragona province Catalonia (Spain) so named from valls plural of vall ‘valley’.

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


Similar surnames: Valles, Vales, Valle, Valla, Salls, Valli, Vilas, Fallis, Volle, Fall

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Where is the Valls family from?

You can see how Valls families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Valls family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Valls families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Valls families living in Quebec. This was about 56% of all the recorded Valls's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Valls families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Valls surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Valls ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Valls. 22% of Valls men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Valls women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Valls were Machinist and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Coal Dealer
    13%
  • Machinist
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
    34%
  • Housewife
    34%
  • Housekeeper
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Valls. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Valls 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Valls. 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 403 military records available for the last name Valls. For the veterans among your Valls ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Valls lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Valls life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Valls in 1958 was 34, and 79 in 2004.

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