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Pauls Family History

Pauls Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: patronymic from Paul. Catalan (Paüls): habitational name from any of the places called Paüls in Catalonia.

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


Similar surnames: Paul, Paule, Puls, Paulus, Pauli, Pals, Rauls, Paus, Paules, Palm

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Where is the Pauls family from?

You can see how Pauls families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pauls family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pauls families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Pauls families living in Missouri. This was about 25% of all the recorded Pauls's in the USA. Missouri and 1 other state had the highest population of Pauls families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pauls surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pauls ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pauls. 24% of Pauls men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Pauls women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pauls were Machinist and Saleslady.

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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
    24%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Machinist
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    14%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Saleslady
    6%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Pauls. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pauls 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Pauls. 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 Pauls. For the veterans among your Pauls ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pauls lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Pauls life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Pauls in 1953 was 38, and 78 in 2004.

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