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Kearl Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Kerl . English (Hampshire): variant of Curl

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


Similar surnames: Kearn, Keal, Kerl, Keel, Deahl, Deal, Keadle, Keagy, Karl, Tear

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Where is the Kearl family from?

You can see how Kearl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kearl family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kearl families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Kearl family living in Indiana. This was about 33% of all the recorded Kearl's in USA. Indiana and 2 other states had the highest population of Kearl families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kearl surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kearl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kearl. 38% of Kearl men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Kearl women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kearl were Odd Galo and Housewife. .

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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
    38%
  • Farm
    17%
  • Machine Operator
    13%
  • Odd Galo
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    34%
  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Housewife
    34%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kearl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kearl 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 665 immigration records available for the last name Kearl. 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 325 military records available for the last name Kearl. For the veterans among your Kearl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kearl lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kearl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Kearl in 1962 was 71, and 75 in 2004.

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