Bale Family History

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Bale Name Meaning

English: variant of Baile. Americanized spelling of German Boehl(e) or Boell.

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

Similar surnames: Cale, Dale, Hale, Bales, Bane, Bame, Kale, Baile, Bake, Balle

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Bale Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bale name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bale. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Bale Family Origin

Where is the Bale family from?

Bale Family Occupations

What did your Bale ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bale occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Bale's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bale family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bale.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bale ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bale Historical Records

What Bale family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 60,000 census records available for the last name Bale. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bale census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Bale. 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 Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Bale. For the veterans among your Bale ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bale Life Expectancy

What is the average Bale lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bale life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bale in 1944 was 51, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bale

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bale ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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