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Curl Family History

Curl Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): nickname for a man with curly hair from Middle English crul crol curl ‘curly’. Probably an altered form of German Kerl .

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

Similar surnames: Carl, Cure, Curd, Curt, Turk, Burl, Court, Cull, Corn, Jury

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Where is the Curl family from?

You can see how Curl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Curl family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Curl families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 22 Curl families living in Ohio. This was about 29% of all the recorded Curl's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Curl families in 1840.
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What did your Curl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Curl. 20% of Curl men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Curl women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Curl were Salesman and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Saleslady
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Curl. 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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There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Curl. For the veterans among your Curl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Curl lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Curl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Curl in 1945 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

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