Cale Name Meaning

French (Calé) and English: from Old French calé, adjectival derivative of cale ‘close-fitting cap’, hence a nickname for someone who wore such a cap. Southern Italian (Calè): variant of Calia. Dutch: variant spelling of Kale. Americanized spelling of German Kehl.

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


Similar surnames: Cane, Cape, Call, Case, Kale, Sale, Cole, Cave, Caple, Dale

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Cale Family Origin

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Cale Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    7%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Bricklayer

    4%
  • Farmer

    4%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Labourer and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cale. A less common occupation for the Cale family was Farmer. The most common Cale occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 7% of Cale's were Coal Miners.

Source: Census data for Cale | Data not to scale

Cale Historical Records

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Cale Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Cale life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Cale in 1944 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cale

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