History of your Surname
Get access to Kales family records.Start a free trial

Kales Family History

Kales Name Meaning

Czech (Kaleš): from a vernacular form of the Latin personal name Calixtus (see Kalista).

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

Similar surnames: Kalis, Ales, Fales, Vales, Bales, Kares, Eales, Kalas, Kyles, Sales

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Kales family from?

You can see how Kales families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kales family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kales families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Kales family living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Kales's in USA. New York and 2 other states had the highest population of Kales families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kales surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kales ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kales. 18% of Kales men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Kales women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kales were Chef and Waitress. .

View Census Data for Kales | Data not to scale

*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
  • Proprietor
  • Painter
  • Chef

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Stenographer
  • Presser
  • Waitress
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Kales family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Kales. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kales census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Kales

Passenger Lists

There are 673 immigration records available for the last name Kales. 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.

View all Kales immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 303 military records available for the last name Kales. For the veterans among your Kales ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Kales military records

You've only scratched the surface of Kales family history

Discover More

What is the average Kales lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Kales life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Kales in 1954 was 61, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kales

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Kales family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial