Dales Family History

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Dales Name Meaning

English: regional name from the area referred to as ‘the Dales’ in northern England. See also Dale. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname for a needy person, from Hebrew dalus¯ ‘poverty’.

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

Similar surnames: Dale, Sales, Ales, Eales, Dawes, Bales, Sale, Dalen, Dates, Daves

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Dales Family Origin

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Dales Family Occupations

What did your Dales ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Going To School and Farmer Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dales. A less common occupation for the Dales family was Scholar. The most common Dales occupation in Canada was Farmer. 42% of Dales's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Going To School

  • Farmer Son

  • Scholar


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

Dales Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Dales. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dales 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Dales. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Dales. For the veterans among your Dales ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dales Life Expectancy

What is the average Dales lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Dales life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Dales in 1961 was 68, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dales

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dales 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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