Whale Family History

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Whale Name Meaning

English: nickname for a large, ungainly person, from Middle English hwal ‘whale’ (Old English hwæl).

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


Similar surnames: Wale, Hale, Whaley, Hase, Halse, Hall, Wall, Shaler, Wald, Whall

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Whale Family Origin

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Whale Family Occupations

What did your Whale ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Whale family was At Home. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whale. The most common Whale occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Whale's were Farmers.

View Census data for Whale | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    28%
  • Laborer

    17%
  • Farm Laborer

    11%
  • At Home

    6%

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

Whale Historical Records

What Whale family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Whale. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whale census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Whale

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Whale. 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 Whale. For the veterans among your Whale ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Whale Life Expectancy

What is the average Whale lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Whale life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Whale in 1963 was 75, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Whale

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Whale 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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