Bales Family History

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Bales Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Bailes. Czech (Baleš) and Slovak (Báleš): from a pet form of Bal, a shortened form of the personal name Baltazar.

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

Similar surnames: Balek, Bares, Balas, Balles, Balis, Bakes, Ales, Fales, Vales, Baltes

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Bales Family Origin

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Bales Family Occupations

What did your Bales ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bales occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 11% of Bales's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Bales family was Labourer. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Shoemaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bales.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Shoemaker

  • Labourer


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

Bales Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 93,000 census records available for the last name Bales. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bales 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Bales. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Bales. For the veterans among your Bales ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bales Life Expectancy

What is the average Bales lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Bales life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Bales in 1940 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bales

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bales 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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