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Yale Name Meaning

Welsh: habitational name for someone who lived in the commote of Iâl (near Wrexham in northeastern Wales), named with Welsh iâl ‘fertile or arable upland’.

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


Similar surnames: Hale, Sale, Vale, Dale, Wale, Gale, Male, Kale, Hall, Sales

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Yale Family Origin

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Yale Family Occupations

What did your Yale ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Yale. The most common Yale occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Yale's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Yale family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    3%
  • Farming

    3%

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

Yale Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Yale. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yale 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Yale. 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 Yale. For the veterans among your Yale ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Yale Life Expectancy

What is the average Yale lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Yale life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Yale in 1952 was 43, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Yale

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Yale 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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