Galles Family History

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Galles Name Meaning

Germanized spelling of the French name Gallois (meaning ‘Gallic’), which was taken to Germany by Huguenot refugees who settled east of the Rhine. In some cases possibly Catalan Gallès, an ethnic name from gallès ‘Gallic’, from Late Latin gallense.

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


Similar surnames: Gilles, Valles, Salles, Balles, Galley, Galle, Galler, Gayles, Gallas

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Galles Family Origin

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Galles Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Wagon Maker and Butcher Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Galles. The most common Galles occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Galles's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Galles family was Gen. Merchant.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Wagon Maker

    18%
  • Butcher Store

    9%
  • Gen. Merchant

    9%

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Galles Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Galles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Galles 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Galles. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Galles. For the veterans among your Galles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Galles Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Galles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Galles in 1956 was 29, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Galles 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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