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Quarles Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Quarles in Norfolk from Old English hwerflas plural of hwerfel ‘circle’. This surname has now died out in Britain.

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


Similar surnames: Qualey, Charles, Ayles, Stables, Sarles, Valles, Sayles, Quarto

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Where is the Quarles family from?

You can see how Quarles families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Quarles family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Quarles families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 35 Quarles families living in Virginia. This was about 35% of all the recorded Quarles's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Quarles families in 1840.
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What did your Quarles ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Quarles. 26% of Quarles men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Quarles women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Quarles were Porter 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 1940

  • Laborer
    26%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Porter
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    11%
  • Cook
    11%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Teacher
    6%
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Passenger Lists

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Draft Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Quarles. For the veterans among your Quarles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Quarles lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Quarles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Quarles in 1940 was 52, and 68 in 2004.

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