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Gales Name Meaning

English: from the personal name Gale(s) (nominative case-form of Old French Galon) central French form of Wale(s) (see Wales ). Possibly an Americanized form of German Gölz (see Goelz ).

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

Similar surnames: Gayles, Gates, Sales, Galen, Gale, Hales, Galer, Eales, Bales, Gares

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Where is the Gales family from?

You can see how Gales families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gales family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gales families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 47 Gales families living in Ontario. This was about 38% of all the recorded Gales's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Gales families in 1911.
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What did your Gales ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Gales. 45% of Gales men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Gales women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gales were Cultivateur and Income. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Cultivateur

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Teacher
  • Income
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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Gales lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Gales life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Gales in 1948 was 29, and 73 in 2004.

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