Curl Family History

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Curl Name Meaning

English: nickname for a man with curly hair, from Middle English crull(e), curl(e) ‘curly (hair)’.

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

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

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Curl Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Curl name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Curl. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Curl Family Origin

Where is the Curl family from?

Curl Family Occupations

What did your Curl ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Curl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Curl's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Curl family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Curl.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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

Curl Historical Records

What Curl family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Curl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Curl 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 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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Draft Card

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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Curl Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Curl 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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