Sale Family History

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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

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 CA 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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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Laborer
  • Docteur

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Operator
  • Housework
  • Domestic

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Sale Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 67,000 census records available for the last name Sale. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sale census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Sale. 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 Card

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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Sale Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sale ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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