Balls Family History

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Balls Name Meaning

English: patronymic form of the Old Norse personal name Balle (see Ball 3).

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


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

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Balls Family Origin

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Balls Family Occupations

What did your Balls ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Balls occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Balls's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Balls. A less common occupation for the Balls family was Butcher.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Butcher

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Balls ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Balls Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Balls Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Balls

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Balls ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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