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Where is the Wales family from?
You can see how Wales families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wales family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wales families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 68 Wales families living in Massachusetts. This was about 32% of all the recorded Wales's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Wales families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wales surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wales. 16% of Wales men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Wales women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wales were Machinist and Secretary.