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Sokal Family History

Sokal Name Meaning

Polish: nickname for a just or fair-minded man, a derivative of sok ‘justice’.

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


Similar surnames: Sokol, Skokan, Kokal, Soja, Nosal, Solar, Goral, Sroka, Opal, Sowa

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Where is the Sokal family from?

You can see how Sokal families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sokal family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Sokal families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 19 Sokal families living in New York. This was about 28% of all the recorded Sokal's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Sokal families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sokal surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sokal ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sokal. 14% of Sokal men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Sokal women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sokal were Miner 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
    14%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Miner
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    28%
  • Inspector
    19%
  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Teacher
    19%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Sokal. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sokal 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 873 immigration records available for the last name Sokal. 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 358 military records available for the last name Sokal. For the veterans among your Sokal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sokal lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2003, in the United States, Sokal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Sokal in 1960 was 48, and 67 in 2003.

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