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Origin and popularity of the name BALE


Bale : 1: English: topographic name for someone who lived by the outer wall of a castle Middle English bailli baile from Old French bail(le) ‘enclosure’ (see Bailey 3).2: Breton (Balé): variant of Balay.3: French: unexplained.4: Americanized form of German Boehl or of some other similar (like-sounding) surname.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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