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Shales Name Meaning

English: nickname for a shambler, from Middle English sheyl ‘shambling gait’.

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


Similar surnames: Shaler, Scales, Sales, Hales, Stakes, Sale, Gales, Staley, Staves

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Shales Family Origin

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Shales Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shales family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shales. The most common Shales occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Shales's were Farmers.

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Shales Historical Records

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Shales Life Expectancy

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