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Pals Name Meaning

Dutch: from a Brabantine dialect pronunciation of Pauls, patronymic from the personal name Paul.

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


Similar surnames: Pala, Pauls, Pais, Palos, Palm, Puls, Pal, Pass, Palas, Poll

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Where is the Pals family from?

You can see how Pals families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pals family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Pals families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 27 Pals families living in Illinois. This was about 43% of all the recorded Pals's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Pals families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pals surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pals ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pals. 23% of Pals men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Pals women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pals were Farm Laborer and Waitress.

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farming
    15%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    24%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Waitress
    8%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pals. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pals 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pals. 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 Pals. For the veterans among your Pals ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pals lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Pals life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Pals in 1960 was 55, and 69 in 2004.

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