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Kale Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Köhl (see Kohl ) or Kehl and possibly also of Kahl (compare Cale ). English: habitational name from the villages of East and West Keal in Lincolnshire which are named from Old Norse kjǫlr ‘ridge’. English: variant of Call . Dutch: nickname from kaal ‘bald’. Indian (Maharashtra; pronounced as two syllables): descriptive nickname from Hindi kale ‘black’ (Sanskrit kāla) found among Brahmins Marathas and other communities. The Konkanastha Brahmins have a clan called Kale.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Kade, Dale, Cale, Hale, Kalen, Sale, Kall, Gale, Male, Kile

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Where is the Kale family from?

You can see how Kale families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kale family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kale families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 16 Kale families living in Ohio. This was about 29% of all the recorded Kale's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Kale families in 1840.
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What did your Kale ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kale. 21% of Kale men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Kale women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kale were Clerk and Housewife. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Cook
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kale. 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 Kale. For the veterans among your Kale ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kale lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Kale life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kale in 1950 was 48, and 76 in 2004.

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