Cail Family History

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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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Cail Family Origin

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Cail Family Occupations

What did your Cail ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Cail family was Engine Driver (Rail). Farmer, Charwoman and Colliery Agent were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cail. The most common Cail occupation in the UK was Farmer. 9% of Cail's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Charwoman

  • Colliery Agent

  • Engine Driver (Rail)


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cail ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cail Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Cail Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cail ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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