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Walls Family History

Walls Name Meaning

English: variant of Wall. Scottish: most probably a derivative of Wallace.

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


Similar surnames: Walles, Walle, Wall, Wallis, Nalls, Halls, Alls, Wales, Wally, Ells

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Where is the Walls family from?

You can see how Walls families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Walls family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Walls families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 241 Walls families living in Ontario. This was about 46% of all the recorded Walls's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Walls families in 1911.
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What did your Walls ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Walls. 34% of Walls men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Walls women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Walls were Clerk and Domestic.

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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
    34%
  • Labourer
    12%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    22%
  • Nurse
    10%
  • Student
    10%
  • Domestic
    10%
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Census Records

There are 190,000 census records available for the last name Walls. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Walls 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Walls. 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 33,000 military records available for the last name Walls. For the veterans among your Walls ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Walls lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Walls life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Walls in 1941 was 35, and 70 in 2004.

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