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Origins of the Yale surname

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About the Yales

We have a total number of 3375 records for people with the last name Yale.

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Where do most Yales live?

In 1921, most Yales lived in West Midlands.

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Interesting facts about Yales

How common is your surname?

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

We have 2,660 records for the Yale surname. The oldest one dates back to 1666.

Who were Yales most likely to marry?

Yale Or Yaele Or Yall Or Yalle Or Gales



Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Yales.

What are the most common Yale first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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

Common jobs for Yales

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

Common Female occupations for Yales in 1921


Domestic Servant


Living On Own Means


General Servant


General Servant Domestic


Common Male occupations for Yales in 1921


Agricultural Labourer


Coal Miner






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