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Cale Name Meaning

French (Calé) and English: from Old French calé, adjectival derivative of cale ‘close-fitting cap’, hence a nickname for someone who wore such a cap. Southern Italian (Calè): variant of Calia. Dutch: variant spelling of Kale. Americanized spelling of German Kehl.

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


Similar surnames: Cane, Cape, Call, Case, Kale, Sale, Cole, Cave, Caple, Dale

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Cale Family Origin

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Cale Family Occupations

What did your Cale ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cale. 22% of Cale men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Cale women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cale were Farming and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Farming
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Housework
    5%
  • Maid
    5%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Cale Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 84,000 census records available for the last name Cale. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cale 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 Cale. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Cale. For the veterans among your Cale ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cale Life Expectancy

What is the average Cale lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Cale life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Cale in 1944 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

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