Cales Family History

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Cales Name Meaning

Galician: habitational name from any of various places in Galicia called Cales, in Lugo, Ourense, and Pontevedra provinces. French: habitational name, a derivative of pre-Latin kal ‘rock’, from either of two places so called, in Lot and Dordogne.

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

Similar surnames: Sales, Caley, Vales, Scales, Naves, Calder, Calo, Calmes, Caleb, Ales

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Cales Family Origin

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Cales Family Occupations

What did your Cales ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Knifemaker and Knife Maker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Cales. The most common Cales occupation in Canada was Knifemaker. 67% of Cales's were Knifemakers.

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  • Knifemaker

  • Knife Maker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cales ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cales Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Cales. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cales census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cales. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Cales. For the veterans among your Cales ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cales Life Expectancy

What is the average Cales lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Cales life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Cales in 1945 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cales ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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