Whale Name Meaning

English: nickname for a large, ungainly person, from Middle English hwal ‘whale’ (Old English hwæl).

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


Similar surnames: Wale, Hale, Whaley, Hase, Halse, Hall, Wall, Shaler, Wald, Whall

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Whale Family Origin

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Whale Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Farm Labourer

    3%
  • Carpenter

    2%

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

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Whale Historical Records

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Whale Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, Whale life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Whale in 1963 was 75, and 88 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Whale

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