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 1939, Barman and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Cail. 3% of Cail men worked as a Barman and 56% of Cail women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cail were Chauffeur and Clerk (art Of Work)

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Barman
    3%
  • Cable Jointers Labourer (elec) Cable Laying Maintenace
    3%
  • Calilration Engineer
    3%
  • Chauffeur
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    56%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Clerk (art Of Work)
    2%

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

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cail

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