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Wallace Name Meaning

Scottish and English: variant of Wallis especially in Scotland where the name was introduced from the Welsh Marches by a family of tenants of the Stewarts in the 12th century. Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish (Ashkenazic) surnames e.g. Wallach .

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


Similar surnames: Wallach, Sallade, Halla, Salvage, Ballance, Palace, Allan, Wallack

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Where is the Wallace family from?

You can see how Wallace families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wallace family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wallace families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2,364 Wallace families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Wallace's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Wallace families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wallace surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wallace ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Wallace. 33% of Wallace men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Wallace women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wallace were Carpenter and Teacher. .

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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
    33%
  • Labourer
    7%
  • Laborer
    5%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Income
    9%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Wallace. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wallace 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 185,000 immigration records available for the last name Wallace. 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 232,000 military records available for the last name Wallace. For the veterans among your Wallace ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wallace lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Wallace life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wallace in 1940 was 31, and 74 in 2004.

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