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Bal Name Meaning

Indian (Punjab): Sikh name based on the name of a Jat tribe from Sanskrit bala ‘strength’. Turkish: ornamental name nickname or metonymic occupational name from bal ‘honey’. Polish: from Bal a short form of the personal name Baltazar . This surname is also found among Rusyns (Lemkos). French and Dutch: from a short form of a personal name of ancient Germanic origin based on the element bal presumably meaning ‘torment spitefulness’ (see Ballard and Ballon ) or bald ‘bold’ (see Baldwin ). Dutch: perhaps also from bal ‘ball’ a topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by the sign of a ball or a metonymic occupational name denoting a manufacturer of balls (compare the surname Balmakers). Sorbian: from a short form of the personal name Bałcar (see Baltazar ) or Baltyn (see Valentine ). It is found mainly in the Germanized form Bahl .

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

Similar surnames: Bahl, Bala, Ball, Bay, Bald, Gal, Pal, Bali, Bau, Lal

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Where is the Bal family from?

You can see how Bal families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bal family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bal families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Bal families living in Ontario. This was about 86% of all the recorded Bal's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bal families in 1911.
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What did your Bal ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bal. 28% of Bal men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Bal women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bal were Painter and Glove Maker. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Painter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Cook
  • Glove Maker
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Bal. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Bal. For the veterans among your Bal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bal lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Bal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Bal in 1962 was 52, and 71 in 2004.

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