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Balle Name Meaning

Dutch: from a reduced form of any of various Germanic personal names formed with the element bald (see Bald). English: variant spelling of Ball 1. Danish: habitational name from a farmstead named Balle, meaning ‘slope’, ‘hill’. Catalan: respelling of Batlle, status name for a steward or official, from Catalan batlle.

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


Similar surnames: Ball, Bolle, Balles, Belle, Baller, Bille, Baile, Balke, Balls, Halle

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Where is the Balle family from?

You can see how Balle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Balle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Balle families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Balle family living in Massachusetts. This was 100% of all the recorded Balle's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Balle families in 1840.
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What did your Balle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Balle. 31% of Balle men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Balle women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Balle were Truck Driver and Housework.

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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
    31%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Waitress
    8%
  • Housework
    8%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Balle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Balle 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Balle. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Balle. For the veterans among your Balle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Balle lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2003, in the United States, Balle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Balle in 1959 was 45, and 71 in 2003.

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