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False Family History

False Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Halse, Folse, Fasse, Falso, Falke, Gale, Hale, Sale, Dale, Hase

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Where is the False family from?

You can see how False families moved over time by selecting different census years. The False family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most False families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 33 False families living in Louisiana. This was about 85% of all the recorded False's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of False families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the False surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your False ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named False. 71% of False men worked as a Laborer.

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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

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 638 census records available for the last name False. Like a window into their day-to-day life, False 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 126 immigration records available for the last name False. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name False. For the veterans among your False ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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