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Saul Name Meaning

English, French, German, Italian, and Jewish: from the personal name Saul (Hebrew Shaul ‘asked-for’), the name of the king of Israel whose story is recounted in the first book of Samuel. In spite of his success in uniting Israel and his military prowess, Saul had a troubled reign, not least because of his long conflict with the young David, who eventually succeeded him. Perhaps for this reason, the personal name was not particularly common in medieval times. A further disincentive to its popularity as a Christian name was the fact that it was the original name of St. Paul, borne by him while he was persecuting Christians, and rejected by him after his conversion to Christianity. It may in part have arisen as a nickname for someone who had played the part of the Biblical king in a religious play.

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


Similar surnames: Paul, Maul, Aul, Baum, Sall, Shaul, Saal, Sas, Kaul, Saum

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Saul Family Origin

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Saul Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Saul. The most common Saul occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Saul's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Saul family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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Saul Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Saul. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Saul 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Saul. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Saul. For the veterans among your Saul ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Saul Life Expectancy

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Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Saul life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Saul in 1946 was 69, and 76 in 2004.

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