Fails Name Meaning

Scottish or Irish: reduced form of McPhail, with the addition of English patronymic -s.

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


Similar surnames: Fail, Vails, Neils, Fall, Fallis, Hails, Faile, Alls, Balls, Rawls

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Fails Family Origin

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Fails Family Occupations

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  • Agent

    50%
  • Retired Pedlar Or Tinker

    50%

In 1881, the most common Fails occupation in the UK was Agent. 50% of Fails's were Agents. Agent and Retired Pedlar Or Tinker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Fails.

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Fails Historical Records

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Fails Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Fails life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Fails in 1944 was 33, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fails

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