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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

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Smiths

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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
Dressmaker

12

Domestic Servant

10

Living On Own Means

9

General Servant

7

General Servant Domestic

5

Common Male occupations for Yales in 1921
Tailor

20

Agricultural Labourer

14

Coal Miner

13

Blacksmith

11

Carter

10

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