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Zale Name Meaning

Polish (Zale): of uncertain origin; perhaps a habitational name from ?Zale in Bialystok voivodeship (see Zaleski).

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


Similar surnames: Kale, Dale, Yale, Zales, Hale, Sale, Male, Vale, Cala, Nale

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Where is the Zale family from?

You can see how Zale families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zale family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Zale families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Zale family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Zale's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Zale families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zale surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zale ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Zale. 30% of Zale men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Zale women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zale were Labor and Housewife.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    30%
  • Butcher
    15%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Labor
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    43%
  • Bookkeeper
    29%
  • Housewife
    29%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Zale. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zale census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 328 immigration records available for the last name Zale. 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 Cards

There are 868 military records available for the last name Zale. For the veterans among your Zale ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zale lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Zale life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Zale in 1957 was 54, and 75 in 2004.

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