Walls Family History

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Walls Name Meaning

English: variant of Wall. Scottish: most probably a derivative of Wallace.

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

Similar surnames: Walles, Walle, Wall, Wallis, Nalls, Halls, Alls, Wales, Wally, Ells

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Walls Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Walls name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Walls. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Walls Family Origin

Where is the Walls family from?

Walls Family Occupations

What did your Walls ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Walls family was Agricultural Labourer. Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Walls. The most common Walls occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 6% of Walls's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer


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

Walls Historical Records

What Walls family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 190,000 census records available for the last name Walls. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Walls 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Walls. 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 33,000 military records available for the last name Walls. For the veterans among your Walls ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Walls Life Expectancy

What is the average Walls lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Walls life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Walls in 1941 was 35, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Walls 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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