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Male Name Meaning

English: nickname for a virile man, from Middle English male ‘masculine’ (Old French masle, madle, Latin masculus). Belgian (van Male): habitational name from any of a number of places in Flanders named Male.

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

Similar surnames: Vale, Sale, Mole, Gale, Mule, Dale, Hale, Maple, Mare, Wale

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Where is the Male family from?

You can see how Male families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Male family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Male families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 100 Male families living in Ontario. This was about 46% of all the recorded Male's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Male families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Male surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Male ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Book Keeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Male. 49% of Male men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Male women worked as a Book Keeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Male were Labourer 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
  • Machinist
  • Chauffeur
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Book Keeper
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Income
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What Male family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Male. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Male 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Male. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Male. For the veterans among your Male ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Male lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Male life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Male in 1952 was 51, and 74 in 2004.

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