Gail Family History

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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

What did your Gail ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Agricultural Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Labr In Oil Stores Chelsea Pensioner (Mr)

  • Mason


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

Gail Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Gail. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gail 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 Gail. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Gail. For the veterans among your Gail ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gail Life Expectancy

What is the average Gail lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gail

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gail 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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