Zales Family History

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Zales Name Meaning

Polish: variant of Zalas, a topographic name for someone who lived ‘on the other side of the wood’, from Polish za ‘beyond’ + las ‘wood’.

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


Similar surnames: Sales, Les, Vales, Zale, Ales, Scales, Sale, Bales, Cales, Eales

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Zales Family Origin

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Zales Family Occupations

What did your Zales ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Master Tailor Retired and Clerk (unemployed) were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Zales. 50% of Zales women worked as a Clerk (unemployed)

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Master Tailor Retired
    100%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Clerk (unemployed)
    50%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    50%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Zales Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Zales. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zales 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 255 immigration records available for the last name Zales. 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 513 military records available for the last name Zales. For the veterans among your Zales ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zales Life Expectancy

What is the average Zales lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Zales life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Zales in 1960 was 57, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zales 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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