Lyall Family History

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Lyall Name Meaning

Scottish: probably from an Old Norse personal name Liulfr, composed of an uncertain first element + úlfr ‘wolf’, although Reaney gives this as a pet form of Lyon or Lionel.

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

Similar surnames: Yell, Fall, Wall, Ryall, All, Hall, Lail, Sall, Call, Lalli

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Lyall Family Origin

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Lyall Family Occupations

What did your Lyall ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Carpenter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Lyall. 2% of Lyall men worked as a Carpenter and 50% of Lyall women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lyall were Incapacitated and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Carpenter
  • General Labourer
  • Plasterer
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Housekeeper
  • Unpaid Domestic

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Lyall Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Lyall. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lyall 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Lyall. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Lyall. For the veterans among your Lyall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lyall Life Expectancy

What is the average Lyall lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Lyall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Lyall in 1953 was 52, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lyall

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lyall 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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