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Balls Family History

Balls Name Meaning

English (Norfolk Suffolk and Essex): variant of Ball with excrescent -s.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Ball, Balle, Bales, Balles, Balis, Ballo, Ballas, Balla, Balas, Bahls

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Where is the Balls family from?

You can see how Balls families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Balls family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Balls families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 7 Balls families living in New York. This was about 30% of all the recorded Balls's in USA. New York had the highest population of Balls families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Balls surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Balls ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Balls. 33% of Balls men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Balls women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Balls were Farm Laborer and Operator. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Operator
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Census Records

There are 56,000 census records available for the last name Balls. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Balls 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 Balls. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Balls. For the veterans among your Balls ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Balls lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Balls life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Balls in 1962 was 71, and 87 in 2004.

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