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Skerl Family History

Skerl Name Meaning

Slovenian (Škerl): probably a metonymic occupational name for a slater, from the dialect word škrl ‘slate’.

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


Similar surnames: Skeel, Serr, Kerl, Stell, Sell, Kell, Skora, Keil, Sperr, Sera

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Where is the Skerl family from?

You can see how Skerl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Skerl family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Skerl families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Skerl family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Skerl's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Skerl families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Skerl surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Skerl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Coal Miner and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Skerl. 60% of Skerl men worked as a Coal Miner.

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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

  • Coal Miner
    60%
  • Printer
    40%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    100%
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What Skerl family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 642 census records available for the last name Skerl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Skerl 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 573 immigration records available for the last name Skerl. 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 226 military records available for the last name Skerl. For the veterans among your Skerl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Skerl lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Skerl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Skerl in 1964 was 80, and 67 in 2004.

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