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Bal Name Meaning

Indian (Panjab): Sikh name based on the name of a Jat tribe, from Sanskrit bala ‘strength’. Polish: from a reduced form of the personal name Baltazar. French: from a short form of a personal name of Germanic origin formed with bald ‘bold’ as the first element.

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


Similar surnames: Bahl, Bala, Ball, Bay, Bald, Gal, Pal, Bali, Bau, Lal

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Where is the Bal family from?

You can see how Bal families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bal family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bal families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Bal family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Bal's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bal families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bal surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bal ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bal. 28% of Bal men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Bal women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bal were Electrician and Glove Maker.

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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
    28%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Electrician
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    20%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Cook
    15%
  • Glove Maker
    15%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Bal. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bal 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Bal. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Bal. For the veterans among your Bal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bal lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Bal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Bal in 1962 was 52, and 71 in 2004.

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