Yale Name Meaning

Welsh: habitational name for someone who lived in the commote of Iâl (near Wrexham in northeastern Wales), named with Welsh iâl ‘fertile or arable upland’.

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


Similar surnames: Hale, Sale, Vale, Dale, Wale, Gale, Male, Kale, Hall, Sales

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Yale Family Origin

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Yale Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    6%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Boiler Maker

    4%
  • Cotton Weaver

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Yale family was Cotton Weaver. Coal Miner, Agricultural Labourer and Boiler Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Yale. The most common Yale occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 6% of Yale's were Coal Miners.

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Yale Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, Yale life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Yale in 1952 was 43, and 70 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Yale

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