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Searles Name Meaning

English: variant of Searle with post-medieval excrescent -s.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Seales, Earles, Searls, Smales, Seals, Sears, Searl, Beales, Soares

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Where is the Searles family from?

You can see how Searles families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Searles family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Searles families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 29 Searles families living in New York. This was about 34% of all the recorded Searles's in USA. New York had the highest population of Searles families in 1840.
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What did your Searles ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Searles. 18% of Searles men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Searles women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Searles were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Housework
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Searles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Searles 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 Searles. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Searles. For the veterans among your Searles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Searles lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Searles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Searles in 1944 was 65, and 74 in 2004.

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