Zale Family History

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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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Zale Family Origin

Where is the Zale family from?

Zale Family Occupations

What did your Zale ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Zale family was Farmer. The most common Zale occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 29% of Zale's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Book Keeper and Farm Hand were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zale.

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  • Carpenter

  • Book Keeper

  • Farm Hand

  • Farmer


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

Zale Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Zale Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zale

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zale 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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