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Beales Name Meaning

English: variant of Beale with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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


Similar surnames: Beals, Eales, Beale, Seales, Beadles, Searles, Bales, Beagles, Balls

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Where is the Beales family from?

You can see how Beales families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beales family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Beales families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Beales families living in North Carolina. This was about 18% of all the recorded Beales's in USA. North Carolina and 1 other state had the highest population of Beales families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Beales surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Beales ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Beales. 17% of Beales men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Beales women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beales were New Worker and Secretary. .

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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

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • New Worker
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    27%
  • Teacher
    22%
  • Stenographer
    22%
  • Secretary
    16%
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Census Records

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Beales. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beales 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Beales. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Beales. For the veterans among your Beales ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beales lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Beales life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Beales in 1962 was 83, and 77 in 2004.

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