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Deal Family History

Deal Name Meaning

English: variant of Dale (from the Old Kentish form del) or a habitational name from Deal in Kent, named with this word. Americanized spelling of German Die(h)l.

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


Similar surnames: Beal, Dean, Dell, Real, Deak, Deel, Seal, Teal, Keal, Deahl

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Where is the Deal family from?

You can see how Deal families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deal family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Deal families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 276 Deal families living in London. This was about 33% of all the recorded Deal's in the UK. London had the highest population of Deal families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Deal surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Deal ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Deal. 13% of Deal men worked as a General Labourer and 75% of Deal women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Deal were Bricklayer and Incapacitated.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    13%
  • Incapacitated
    10%
  • Gardener
    10%
  • Bricklayer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    75%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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Census Records

There are 99,000 census records available for the last name Deal. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deal census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Deal. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 26,000 military records available for the last name Deal. For the veterans among your Deal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Deal lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Deal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Deal in 1941 was 39, and 73 in 2004.

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