Gales Name Meaning

English: from Middle English Gallis, variant of Wallis. Possibly an Americanized form of German Gölz (see Goelz).

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

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Gales Family Origin

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Gales Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    19%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

In 1880, the most common Gales occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Gales's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gales family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gales.

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Gales Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1948 and 2004, Gales life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Gales in 1948 was 29, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gales

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