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Bales Family History

Bales Name Meaning
English: variant spelling of Bailes.Czech (Baleš) and Slovak (Báleš): from a pet form of Bal, a shortened form of the personal name Baltazar.

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

476,526 Historical Documents with Bales on Ancestry.com
99,126 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
12,260 Military Records
4,555 Immigration Records
87,858 Census and Voter Lists
272,727 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Bales Families

  • Number of Bales families
     112 - 221
     38 - 111
     1 - 37
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bales families
     205 - 407
     69 - 204
     1 - 68
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Bales families
     7 - 12
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Bales census records

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Bales Family Origin

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Bales Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Bales

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Bales Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Bales census records

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Bales Civil War Service Records

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