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Scales Name Meaning

Northern English: topographic name for someone who lived in a rough hut or shed, northern Middle English scale ‘hut’ (from Old Norse skáli), later also sc(h)ole, or a habitational name from one of the various places named with this word, as for example Scales in Lancashire and Cumbria. The surname has been established in southern Ireland since the 14th century.

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


Similar surnames: Sales, Sale, Swales, Cales, Stables, Stakes, Staley, Scalese, Caleb

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Scales Family Origin

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Scales Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Farm Labourer

    2%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Scales. A less common occupation for the Scales family was Farm Labourer. The most common Scales occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Scales's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Scales Historical Records

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Scales Life Expectancy

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