Wale Family History

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Wale Name Meaning

from a Germanic personal name Walo, either a byname meaning ‘foreigner’ (see Wallace), or else a short form of the various compound names with this first element. nickname for a well-liked person, from Middle English wale ‘good’, ‘excellent’ (originally meaning ‘choice’). topographic name for someone who lived near an embankment, Middle English wale (Old English walu).

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

Similar surnames: Gale, Hale, Wall, Wade, Sale, Dale, Ware, Wald, Vale, Ale

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Wale Family Origin

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Wale Family Occupations

What did your Wale ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wale. 21% of Wale men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Wale women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wale were Truck Driver and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Helper
  • Saleslady
  • Housewife

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

Wale Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Wale. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wale 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 Wale. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Wale. For the veterans among your Wale ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wale Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Wale life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Wale in 1947 was 46, and 65 in 2004.

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