Thal Family History

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Thal Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, from Middle High German tal ‘valley’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Tal ‘valley’.

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

Similar surnames: Tal, Thaler, Thau, Ahl, Hall, Thul, Shaw, Hau, Halm, Thon

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Thal Family Origin

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Thal Family Occupations

What did your Thal ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Thal family was Keeping House. The most common Thal occupation in the USA was Tailor. 29% of Thal's were Tailors. Tailor, Clothing Store and Huckster were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thal.

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  • Tailor

  • Clothing Store

  • Huckster

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Thal ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Thal Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Thal Life Expectancy

What is the average Thal lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Thal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Thal in 1953 was 51, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Thal

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Thal ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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