Gail Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Gale. French: nickname from Old French gail ‘cheerful’, ‘jolly’. German: variant of Geil.

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


Similar surnames: Fail, Hail, Gall, Garl, Bail, Vail, Nail, Gal, Gard, Cain

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Gail Family Origin

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Gail Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Laborer

    10%
  • Farmer

    10%
  • Labr In Oil Stores Chelsea Pensioner (Mr)

    10%
  • Mason

    10%

In 1881, the most common Gail occupation in the UK was Agricultural Laborer. 10% of Gail's were Agricultural Laborers. A less common occupation for the Gail family was Mason. Agricultural Laborer, Farmer and Labr In Oil Stores Chelsea Pensioner (Mr) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gail.

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Gail Historical Records

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Gail Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1957 and 2004, Gail life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Gail in 1957 was 29, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gail

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