Fall Family History

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Fall Name Meaning

Scottish or Irish: reduced form of McFall. English: topographic name for someone who lived by a waterfall, declivity, or forest clearing, Middle English fall (from Old English (ge)fall ‘a felling of trees’, Old Norse fall ‘forest clearing’). German: topographic name from Middle High German val ‘fall (of trees)’; in some cases ‘waterfall’ or ‘landslide’, or a habitational name from a minor place named with this word, or in Tyrol from Ladine val ‘valley’. African: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Wall, Hall, Ball, Fell, Call, Faul, Kall, Falla, Fahl, Fail

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Fall Family Origin

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Fall Family Occupations

What did your Fall ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Fall family was Engine Fitter. The most common Fall occupation in the UK was Labourer. 7% of Fall's were Labourers. Labourer, Farmer and Quarryman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fall.

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  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Quarryman

  • Engine Fitter


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Fall Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Fall. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fall 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Fall. 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 Card

There are 27,000 military records available for the last name Fall. For the veterans among your Fall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fall Life Expectancy

What is the average Fall lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Fall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Fall in 1947 was 49, and 69 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fall 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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