Vale Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, Middle English vale (Old French val, from Latin vallis). The surname is now also common in Ireland, where it has been Gaelicized as de Bhál. Galician and Aragonese: topographic name from val ‘valley’, or habitational name from any of the places named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Dale, Hale, Sale, Valle, Gale, Vales, Male, Wale, Hall, Sales

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Vale Family Origin

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Vale Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vale. A less common occupation for the Vale family was Carpenter. The most common Vale occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Vale's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Vale | Data not to scale

Vale Historical Records

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Vale Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Vale life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Vale in 1942 was 45, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vale

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