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Ekwall Surname Meaning

Swedish: variant of Ekvall ornamental name composed of the elements ek ‘oak’ (possibly from a placename) + wall a variant of vall ‘field’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Ekdahl, Engwall, Wall, Kall, Ewald, Edward, Walle, Lyall, Rendall

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Where is the Ekwall family from?

You can see how Ekwall families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ekwall family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Ekwall families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 4 Ekwall families living in Warwickshire. This was about 67% of all the recorded Ekwall's in United Kingdom. Warwickshire had the highest population of Ekwall families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ekwall surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ekwall ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ekwall. 34% of Ekwall men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Ekwall women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ekwall were Bartender and New Worker. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Work
  • Bartender

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • New Worker
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ekwall. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ekwall 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 537 immigration records available for the last name Ekwall. 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 280 military records available for the last name Ekwall. For the veterans among your Ekwall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ekwall lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Ekwall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Ekwall in 1946 was 28, and 83 in 2004.

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