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Beale Name Meaning

English:: either from Middle English bel(e) ‘fair beautiful’ used as a woman's name or from a pet form of an Old French Middle English female personal name ending in -bel especially Isabel . nickname from Middle English bel(e) ‘fair beautiful’ (Old French bele). variant of Beal

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


Similar surnames: Beall, Beagle, Veale, Deale, Bale, Beare, Seale, Beales, Beal, Neale

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Where is the Beale family from?

You can see how Beale families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beale family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Beale families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 44 Beale families living in Virginia. This was about 36% of all the recorded Beale's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Beale families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Beale surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Beale ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Beale. 17% of Beale men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Beale women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beale were Clerk 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.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 135,000 census records available for the last name Beale. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beale 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Beale. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 14,000 military records available for the last name Beale. For the veterans among your Beale ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beale lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Beale life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Beale in 1942 was 60, and 77 in 2004.

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