Sale Name Meaning

English: from Middle English sale ‘hall’, a topographic name for someone living at a hall or manor house, or a metonymic occupational name for someone employed at a hall or manor house. English: from Middle English salwe ‘sallow’ (a tree, a kind of willow), hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a sallow tree, or a habitational name from for example Sale in Greater Manchester, named from the old dative form of this word, in atte sale. French (Salé): from Old French salé ‘salty’, hence a topographic or occupational name for someone who lived by or worked in a salt marsh, or, in a figurative sense, a nickname for an amusing or witty person.

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


Similar surnames: Gale, Hale, Dale, Sales, Sala, Vale, Wale, Sole, Salle, Sage

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Sale Family Origin

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Sale Family Occupations

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In 1881, Farmer, Fisherman and Barbar were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sale. The most common Sale occupation in Canada was Farmer. 32% of Sale's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sale family was Barber.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Fisherman

    11%
  • Barbar

    5%
  • Barber

    5%

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Sale Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, Sale life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Sale in 1943 was 64, and 77 in 2004.

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