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Eales Family History

Eales Surname Meaning

English: perhaps a variant of Ellis or alternatively a variant of Ell with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. In Devon the name may also be a variant of Heales with loss of initial H- itself a variant of Heal or Heel with post-medieval excrescent -s or a variant of Hales .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Sales, Ales, Hales, Bales, Eakes, Eagles, Eaves, Fales, Gales, Kales

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Where is the Eales family from?

You can see how Eales families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eales family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Eales families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 321 Eales families living in Northamptonshire. This was about 18% of all the recorded Eales's in United Kingdom. Northamptonshire had the highest population of Eales families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Eales surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Eales ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Eales. 12% of Eales men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Eales women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eales were Colliery Hewer and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    12%
  • Builders Labourer
    7%
  • Incapacitated
    6%
  • Colliery Hewer
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    73%
  • Domestic Duties
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
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Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Eales. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eales 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Eales. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Eales. For the veterans among your Eales ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eales lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Eales life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Eales in 1962 was 56, and 78 in 2003.

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