Gales Family History

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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

Where is the Gales family from?

Gales Family Occupations

What did your Gales ancestors do for a living?

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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  • Annuitant

  • Coal Miner

  • Gardener

  • Retired Master Mariner


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

Gales Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Gales. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gales 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Gales. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Gales. For the veterans among your Gales ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gales Life Expectancy

What is the average Gales lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gales

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gales 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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