Southall Family History

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Southall Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Midlands): habitational name from any of the various places so called, from Old English suð ‘south’ + halh ‘nook’, ‘recess’. The distribution of the surname in Britain makes a Midlands origin likely: places called Southall in Doverdale, Worcestershire, and Billingsley, Shropshire, are possible sources.

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

Similar surnames: Southwell, Southam, Nuttall, Benthall, Bothell, Southgate, Voshall

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Southall Family Origin

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Southall Family Occupations

What did your Southall ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Southall. 2% of Southall men worked as a Bricklayer and 51% of Southall women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Southall were Colliery Hewer and Unpaid Domestic Duti

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bricklayer
  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Colliery Hewer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti

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

Southall Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Southall. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Southall 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Southall. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Southall. For the veterans among your Southall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Southall Life Expectancy

What is the average Southall lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Southall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1946. The average life expectancy for Southall in 1943 was 35, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Southall

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