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Wallace Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: from Anglo-Norman French waleis ‘Welsh’ (from a Germanic cognate of Old English wealh ‘foreign’), hence an ethnic name for a Welsh speaker. In some cases this clearly denoted an incomer to Scotland from Wales or the Welsh Marches, but it may also have denoted a Welsh-speaking Scot: in western Scotland around Glasgow, the Welsh-speaking Strathclyde Britons survived well into the Middle Ages. Jewish: this surname has been adopted in the 19th and 20th centuries as an Americanized form of various Ashkenazic Jewish surnames, e.g. Wallach.

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


Similar surnames: Wallach, Sallade, Halla, Salvage, Ballance, Palace, Allan, Wallack

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Wallace Family Origin

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Wallace Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Wallace occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Wallace's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wallace family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wallace.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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Wallace Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Wallace Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Wallace life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wallace in 1940 was 31, and 74 in 2004.

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