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Curless Family History

Curless Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Dutch Keurlis, of unexplained origin; possibly a variant of Cuelers, which is ultimately a patronymic from a short form of the personal name Nikolaas (see Nicholas). English: variant of Corliss.

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

Similar surnames: Hurless, Curley, Corless, Curles, Curlett, Harless, Burress, Dress

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Where is the Curless family from?

You can see how Curless families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Curless family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Curless families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 17 Curless families living in Lancashire. This was about 32% of all the recorded Curless's in the UK. Lancashire had the highest population of Curless families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Curless surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Curless ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Newsagent and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Curless. .

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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 1939

  • Newsagent

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Curless. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Curless 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 175 immigration records available for the last name Curless. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 923 military records available for the last name Curless. For the veterans among your Curless ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Curless lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Curless life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Curless in 1952 was 48, and 74 in 2004.

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