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Eales Name Meaning

English: patronymic from a medieval personal name of uncertain origin, probably a short form of any of several Old English personal names beginning with the elements Ægel-, Æ{dh}el-, or Ealh-.

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


Similar surnames: Sales, Ales, Hales, Bales, Eakes, Eagles, Eaves, Fales, Gales, Kales

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Where is the Eales family from?

You can see how Eales families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eales family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Eales families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Eales families living in Missouri. This was about 40% of all the recorded Eales's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Eales families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Eales surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Eales ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Eales. 30% of Eales men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Eales women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eales were Proprietor and Seamstress.

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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
    30%
  • Salesman
    25%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Proprietor
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    28%
  • Clerk
    28%
  • Maid
    28%
  • Seamstress
    19%
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Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Eales. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eales 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 Eales. 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 Eales. For the veterans among your Eales ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eales lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Eales life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Eales in 1962 was 56, and 78 in 2003.

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