Whale is a surname that research shows has been established since the eleventh century. Whale is a early English occupational last name. First documented evidence of the surname dates to the county of Cambridgeshire in 1238. During the time of the British Empire the surname spread with the colonies to areas of America, Asia, India and Australia.
Whale is the 514th most popular last name in Europe. The nineteen eleven census carried out by H.M. Treasury for the UK and Ireland shows the highest number of Whale's in the county of Norfolk. Never too far from controversy two brothers Michael Whale and Rob Whale were sent to jail in 1901 for pinching a bracelet. Members of the Whale family were involved in the American civil war. 108