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Galle Surname Meaning

German: variant of Gall or a nickname for an evil person from Middle High German galle ‘bile bitterness falsehood’. Flemish: from the personal name Galle a Romance or French form of ancient Germanic Wal(l)o ‘man from Wallonia’. French: nickname for a cheerful lively person a bon vivant from Old French gal(l)e ‘rejoicing pleasure entertainment’. Compare 4 below. French (Gallé): nickname related to 3 above from the past participle of the Old French verb gal(l)er ‘to enjoy oneself to have fun’. Danish and Swedish: perhaps from an old byname Galle believed to derive from Old Danish and Old Swedish galle ‘fault defect’. Americanized or Germanized form of Slovenian Gale .

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


Similar surnames: Gale, Gall, Galley, Galler, Gable, Gille, Galla, Game, Halle, Galli

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You can see how Galle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Galle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Galle families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 9 Galle families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 47% of all the recorded Galle's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Galle families in 1911.
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What did your Galle ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Galle. 100% of Galle men worked as a Farmer. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    100%
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What is the average Galle lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Galle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Galle in 1957 was 61, and 75 in 2004.

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