Galle Family History

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Galle Name Meaning

(Gallé) nickname for a cheerful lively person, from a diminutive of Old French gail ‘pleasant’, ‘merry’. Breton: variant of Gall 1. German: variant of Gall, or nickname for an evil person, from Middle High German galle ‘bile’, ‘bitterness’, ‘falsehood’. Danish and Swedish: perhaps from an old byname Galle, believed to derive from Old Danish and Old Swedish galle ‘fault’, ‘defect’. Slovenian: Germanized spelling of Gale 5.

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

Similar surnames: Gale, Gall, Galley, Galler, Gable, Gille, Galla, Game, Halle, Galli

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Galle Family Origin

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Galle Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Galle family was Brick Mason. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Galle. The most common Galle occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Galle's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Brick Mason


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Galle Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Galle. For the veterans among your Galle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Galle Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Galle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Galle in 1957 was 61, and 75 in 2004.

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