Kale Family History

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Kale Name Meaning

Dutch: nickname from kaal ‘bald’. English: habitational name from the villages of East and West Keal in Lincolnshire, which are named from Old Norse kjolr ‘ridge’. Perhaps an altered spelling of German Köhl (see Kohl). Indian (Maharashtra); pronounced as two syllables: Hindu descriptive nickname from Sanskrit kala ‘black’, found among Brahmans, Marathas, and other communities. The Konkanasth Brahmans have a clan called Kale.

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

Similar surnames: Kade, Dale, Cale, Hale, Kalen, Sale, Kall, Gale, Male, Kile

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Kale Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kale name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kale. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Southern Asia


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Kale Family Origin

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Kale Family Occupations

What did your Kale ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Kale family was Cook M C D C.F.L. (N D). The most common Kale occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 19% of Kale's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Annuitant and Clerk To Stockbroker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kale.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Annuitant

  • Clerk To Stockbroker

  • Cook M C D C.F.L. (N D)


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

Kale Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Kale. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kale 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kale. 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 Kale. For the veterans among your Kale ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kale Life Expectancy

What is the average Kale lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Kale life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kale in 1950 was 48, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kale

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kale 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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