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Soulier Family History

Soulier Name Meaning

metonymic occupational name for a shoemaker, from Old French soulier ‘shoe’, ‘sandal’. from a derivative of Old French soule ‘platform’, ‘storey’, a topographic name for someone who lived in a house with more than one storey, something of a rarity in the Middle Ages.

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

Similar surnames: Hollier, Boulier, Sulzer, Sonnier, Roulier, Saulnier, Bouvier, Souter

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Where is the Soulier family from?

You can see how Soulier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Soulier family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Soulier families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Soulier family living in Michigan. This was 100% of all the recorded Soulier's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Soulier families in 1840.
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What did your Soulier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Soulier. 38% of Soulier men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Soulier women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Soulier were Brush Maker and Clerk.

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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
  • Clerk
  • Brush Maker

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Housekeeper
  • House Mother
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Soulier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Soulier 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 532 immigration records available for the last name Soulier. 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 556 military records available for the last name Soulier. For the veterans among your Soulier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Soulier lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Soulier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Soulier in 1944 was 60, and 72 in 2004.

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