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Scalese Name Meaning

Southern Italian: probably a habitational name for someone from Scala in Salerno province (see Scala).

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


Similar surnames: Scales, Cicalese, Ascolese, Scalise, Sales, Palese, Scalera, Scalice

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Where is the Scalese family from?

You can see how Scalese families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Scalese family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 13 Scalese families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 33% of all the recorded Scalese's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Scalese families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Scalese surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Scalese ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Scalese. 56% of Scalese men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Scalese women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Scalese were Rancher and Teacher.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    56%
  • Grocer Clerk
    9%
  • Labor
    9%
  • Rancher
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    25%
  • New Worker
    25%
  • Operator
    17%
  • Teacher
    17%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Scalese. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scalese 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 461 immigration records available for the last name Scalese. 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 362 military records available for the last name Scalese. For the veterans among your Scalese ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Scalese lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Scalese life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Scalese in 1959 was 59, and 81 in 2004.

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