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Sale Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Sale (Cheshire) or from any of several minor places or topographic features named from Middle English sale salle ‘sallow willow’ (Old English s(e)alh). See also Seal with which this name may often have interchanged. The gentry family that took its name from Sale in Cheshire became prominent landowners on the Isle of Man (see Sayle ). English: from Middle English sal(e) ‘hall’ (Old English sæl Old French sale Old Norse salr) translated by medieval clerks as Latin aula. The surname may be topographic for someone who lived or worked in a hall or occupational for someone who worked at a hall as a servant. This was the name of an Anglo-Norman family who had settled in County Tipperary Ireland by the 13th century. The name was Gaelicized as de Sál hence the Anglicized form Saul which has been widely adopted in Ireland. Croatian (Šale): probably from a pet form of the personal name Šanto a Croatized form of Italian Santo . Slovenian (Šale): from a short form of the old personal name Šalamon (see Salamon ) or a nickname from šaliti se ‘to joke to jest’. Italian: habitational name from any of the places called Sale (Piedmont). Italian (Sardinia): metonymic occupational name from sale ‘salt’ for a producer or seller.7: French (Salé): variant of Sallé ‘salty salted’ (see Salle ).

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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You can see how Sale families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sale family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sale families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 85 Sale families living in Ontario. This was about 49% of all the recorded Sale's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Sale families in 1911.
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What did your Sale ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Sale. 37% of Sale men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Sale women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sale were Docteur and Domestic. .

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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
    37%
  • Carpenter
    22%
  • Manufacturer
    11%
  • Docteur
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Operator
    34%
  • Housework
    34%
  • Domestic
    34%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Sale. For the veterans among your Sale ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sale lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, 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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