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Ale Family History

Ale Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Ale, a short form of any of the various personal names beginning with Al-. Dutch: unexplained. Estonian: unexplained. Italian (Alé): unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Gale, Wale, Ade, Ales, Alo, Ace, Aye, Hale, Agle, Alf

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Where is the Ale family from?

You can see how Ale families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ale family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ale families were found in and the USA in 1880and the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 12 Ale families living in British Columbia. This was about 63% of all the recorded Ale's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Ale families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ale surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ale ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ale. 22% of Ale men worked as a Laborer and 40% of Ale women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ale were Truck Driver and Cook.

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    40%
  • Teacher
    20%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Cook
    20%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Ale. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ale 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ale. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Ale. For the veterans among your Ale ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ale lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Ale life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Ale in 1959 was 56, and 84 in 2004.

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