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Gale Genealogy & History

Gale is an ancient English surname, originally a nickname for someone merry, from Old English/Old French gal/gail. Alternatively, it could have been an occupational/locational name from Old French gaiole, for a jailer or someone living near the jail. In England, Gale family history traces to feudal times in Cornwall and in America to 1623 in Virginia. One family motto, esperez en Dieu, means hope in God; another motto, qui semina vertu raccoglia fama, means who seeds virtue collects reputation. The lions' heads and crosses on the coat of arms signify fierce courage, perhaps during the Crusades. A noted name-holder in Gale genealogy is Pulitzer Prize-winner Zona Gale.


Gale Birth Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
Aaron Gale-- --, 1920October ,1973CA
B Virginia Gale-- --, 1919November 9,2005VA
C Wesley Gale-- --, 1922June ,1987ND
Daisy Gale-- --, 1915September ,1978NY

Gale Death Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
Earl Gale-- --, 1886February ,1981New Hartford,NY
Faith Gale-- --, 1908June ,1987Arlington,VA
Gail Gale-- --, 1938November 2,2003Central Point,OR
Hannah Gale-- --, 1917November 21,2002Spanish Fork,UT

Gale Marriage Records

NameSpouseMarriage DateLocation
Allen GaleClossie RogersMay 25,1936Wake, NC
David GaleAnita HickmanOctober 6,1984Wake, NC
Frederick GaleSandra StevensonMay 24,1974El Paso, TX
Joseph GaleRuth HintonOctober 24,1970Wake, NC

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