Male Family History

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Male Name Meaning

English: nickname for a virile man, from Middle English male ‘masculine’ (Old French masle, madle, Latin masculus). Belgian (van Male): habitational name from any of a number of places in Flanders named Male.

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

Similar surnames: Vale, Sale, Mole, Gale, Mule, Dale, Hale, Maple, Mare, Wale

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Male Family Origin

Where is the Male family from?

Male Family Occupations

What did your Male ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Male occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Male's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Male. A less common occupation for the Male family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Male ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Male Historical Records

What Male family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Male. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Male census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Male

Passenger List

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Male. 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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Draft Card

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Male. For the veterans among your Male ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Male Life Expectancy

What is the average Male lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Male life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Male in 1952 was 51, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Male

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Male ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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