Vales Family History

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Vales Name Meaning

Catalan (Valès): respelling of Catalan Vallès (see Valles). Galician: habitational name from any of the places called Vales in Galicia, or topographic name from the plural of Galician val ‘valley’. Czech (Valeš): from a pet form of the personal name Valentin (see Valentine).

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


Similar surnames: Sales, Valles, Vale, Valis, Cales, Valek, Vilas, Valls, Fales, Valdes

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Vales Family Origin

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Vales Family Occupations

What did your Vales ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Vales. 31% of Vales men worked as a Laborer and 29% of Vales women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vales were Machinist and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    31%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Mechanic
    6%
  • Machinist
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    29%
  • Seamstress
    22%
  • Housekeeper
    22%
  • Housewife
    15%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Vales Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Vales. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vales 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Vales. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Vales. For the veterans among your Vales ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vales Life Expectancy

What is the average Vales lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Vales life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Vales in 1954 was 50, and 74 in 2004.

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