Gales Name Meaning

English: from Middle English Gallis, variant of Wallis. Possibly an Americanized form of German Gölz (see Goelz).

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


Similar surnames: Gayles, Gates, Sales, Galen, Gale, Hales, Galer, Eales, Bales, Gares

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Gales Family Origin

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Gales Family Occupations

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  • Annuitant

    6%
  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Gardener

    4%
  • Retired Master Mariner

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Gales family was Retired Master Mariner. The most common Gales occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 6% of Gales's were Annuitants. Annuitant, Coal Miner and Gardener were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gales.

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Gales Historical Records

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Gales Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, Gales life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Gales in 1948 was 29, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gales

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