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General Name Meaning

Origin uncertain. Possibly an altered form of French Généreux (see Genereux).

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


Similar surnames: Senecal, Gepner, Gerl, Gereau, Genova, Neal, Senegal, Gingras, Mezera

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General Family Origin

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General Family Occupations

What did your General ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the General family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by General. The most common General occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of General's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    17%
  • Farm Laborer

    13%
  • Farming

    10%

United States shown, England data unavailable

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

General Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name General. Like a window into their day-to-day life, General 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 General. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name General. For the veterans among your General ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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General Life Expectancy

What is the average General lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, General life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for General in 1956 was 43, and 67 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your General 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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