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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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Where is the Galle family from?

You can see how Galle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Galle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Galle families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Galle families living in Maryland. This was about 50% of all the recorded Galle's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Galle families in 1840.
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What did your Galle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Galle. 19% of Galle men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Galle women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Galle were Manager and Waitress.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Saleslady
  • Seamstress
  • Waitress
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Galle. 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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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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What is the average Galle lifespan?

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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