Vale Family History

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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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Vale name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Vale. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    43%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    4%

  • Germanic Europe

    4%

  • Spain

    4%

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Vale Family Origin

Where is the Vale family from?

Vale Family Occupations

What did your Vale ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Vale Historical Records

What Vale family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 66,000 census records available for the last name Vale. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vale census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Vale. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Vale. For the veterans among your Vale ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vale Life Expectancy

What is the average Vale lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vale

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Vale 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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