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Wales Family History

Wales Name Meaning
English and Scottish: patronymic from Wale 1.

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

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109,817 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
15,097 Military Records
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Name Distribution of Wales Families

  • Number of Wales families
     86 - 169
     29 - 85
     1 - 28
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Wales families
     275 - 547
     92 - 274
     1 - 91
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Wales families
     78 - 153
     27 - 77
     1 - 26
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Wales Family Origin

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Wales Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Wales families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Wales

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Wales Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Wales census records

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Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Wales Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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