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Ales Family History

Ales Name Meaning

Italian (Sicily): regional variant of Alessi. Czech (Aleš): from a short form of the personal names Alexis, Albert, Albrecht, or Alexandr. Slovenian (Aleš): from the personal name Aleš, a derivative of Latin Alexius (see Alexis).

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


Similar surnames: Ale, Eales, Bales, Ames, Kales, Fales, Ahles, Ades, Vales, Oles

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Where is the Ales family from?

You can see how Ales families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ales family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ales families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 7 Ales families living in Manitoba. This was about 26% of all the recorded Ales's in Canada. Manitoba and 1 other province had the highest population of Ales families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ales surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ales ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ales. 26% of Ales men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Ales women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ales were Miner and Housework.

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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
    26%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • Miner
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Seamstress
    15%
  • New Worker
    15%
  • Housework
    10%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Ales. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ales 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ales. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Ales. For the veterans among your Ales ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ales lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Ales life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Ales in 1946 was 28, and 69 in 2004.

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