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Thul Family History

Thul Name Meaning

habitational name from Thule in Silesia, or Thüle or Thülen in Westphalia. nickname for someone with an unusual style or growth of hair, from Middle Low German tul ‘tuft’.

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


Similar surnames: Thum, Thal, Thun, Thur, Thurn, Thune, Maul, Ahl, Thue, Toll

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Where is the Thul family from?

You can see how Thul families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Thul family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Thul families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 32 Thul families living in Illinois. This was about 30% of all the recorded Thul's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Thul families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Thul surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Thul ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Thul. 37% of Thul men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Thul women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Thul were Machinist and Maid.

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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

  • Farmer
    37%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farming
    10%
  • Machinist
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    27%
  • Housekeeper
    27%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Maid
    14%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Thul. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thul 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 249 immigration records available for the last name Thul. 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 798 military records available for the last name Thul. For the veterans among your Thul ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Thul lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Thul life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Thul in 1952 was 58, and 79 in 2004.

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