Shales Family History

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Shales Name Meaning

English: nickname for a shambler, from Middle English sheyl ‘shambling gait’.

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


Similar surnames: Shaler, Scales, Sales, Hales, Stakes, Sale, Gales, Staley, Staves

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Shales Family Origin

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Shales Family Occupations

What did your Shales ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Shales family was Bookmaker. The most common Shales occupation in the UK was Razor Smith. 10% of Shales's were Razor Smiths. Razor Smith, Agricultural Labourer and Blastfurnace Man were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shales.

View Census data for Shales | Data not to scale

  • Razor Smith

    10%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Blastfurnace Man

    5%
  • Bookmaker

    5%

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

Shales Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Shales Life Expectancy

What is the average Shales lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Shales life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Shales in 1962 was 69, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shales

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shales 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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