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Beals Family History

Beals Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Beal.

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


Similar surnames: Beales, Neals, Beale, Beall, Seals, Bears, Veals, Beams, Beans, Beal

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Where is the Beals family from?

You can see how Beals families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beals family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Beals families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 77 Beals families living in Massachusetts. This was about 35% of all the recorded Beals's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Beals families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Beals surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Beals ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Beals. 19% of Beals men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Beals women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beals were Carpenter and Maid. .

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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

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Maid
    6%
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Census Records

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Beals. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beals 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 Beals. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Beals. For the veterans among your Beals ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beals lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Beals life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Beals in 1941 was 45, and 76 in 2004.

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