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Bale Name Meaning

English: variant of Baile. Americanized spelling of German Boehl(e) or Boell.

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


Similar surnames: Cale, Dale, Hale, Bales, Bane, Bame, Kale, Baile, Bake, Balle

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Where is the Bale family from?

You can see how Bale families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bale family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bale families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 90 Bale families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Bale's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bale families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bale surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bale ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Bale. 49% of Bale men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Bale women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bale were Farmers Son and Farmer.

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    49%
  • Carpenter
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Farmers Son
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Teacher
    50%
  • Farmer
    50%
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Census Records

There are 60,000 census records available for the last name Bale. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bale 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 Bale. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Bale. For the veterans among your Bale ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bale lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bale life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bale in 1944 was 51, and 76 in 2004.

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