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Cail Name Meaning

in Normandy and Picardy, a topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of stony soil, from Old Norman French cail(ou) ‘pebble’, ‘stone’ (of Celtic origin). in southern France, a metonymic occupational name for a dairy worker, from Occitan cail ‘curds’ (Latin coagulum, from coagulare to congeal).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Call, Cain, Bail, Cal, Nail, Fail, Mahl, Hall, Cai, Civil

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Where is the Cail family from?

You can see how Cail families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cail family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cail families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 41 Cail families living in Yorkshire. This was about 29% of all the recorded Cail's in the UK. Yorkshire had the highest population of Cail families in 1891.
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What did your Cail ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Cail. 86% of Cail women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Cail. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cail census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cail. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Cail. For the veterans among your Cail ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cail lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Cail life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cail in 1942 was 54, and 84 in 2004.

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