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Origins of the Vale surname

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About the Vales

We have a total number of 24830 records for people with the last name Vale.

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Where do most Vales live?

In 1921, most Vales lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Vales

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 22,100 records for the Vale surname. The oldest one dates back to 1539.

Who were Vales most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Joneses

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Vales.

What are the most common Vale first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Maida
  • Mary

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Vale family members

Common jobs for Vales

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Vales in 1921
Dressmaker

104

Laundress

59

General Servant Domestic

58

Domestic Servant

46

Living On Own Means

45

Common Male occupations for Vales in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

94

General Labourer

82

Farm Labourer

68

Carpenter

67

Gardener

39

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