Wales Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from Wale 1.

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


Similar surnames: Wailes, Wale, Eales, Walls, Hales, Wares, Males, Dales, Swales, Sales

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Wales Family Origin

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Wales Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Going To School

    16%
  • School

    5%
  • Builder

    4%

In 1881, Farmer, Going To School and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wales. The most common Wales occupation in Canada was Farmer. 17% of Wales's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wales family was Builder.

Source: Census data for Wales | Data not to scale

Wales Historical Records

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Wales Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Wales life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Wales in 1943 was 30, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wales

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