Hail Family History

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Hail Name Meaning

English: nickname from Old Norse heill ‘healthy’, ‘sound’, ‘whole’. South German: variant of Heil.

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

Similar surnames: Gail, Hain, Nail, Fail, Hall, Haig, Haid, Bail, Haim, Hait

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Hail Family Origin

Where is the Hail family from?

Hail Family Occupations

What did your Hail ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Agricultural Labourer and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hail. The most common Hail occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 8% of Hail's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Hail family was Farmer.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farm Labourer

  • Farmer


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

Hail Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Hail. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hail 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 Hail. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Hail. For the veterans among your Hail ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hail Life Expectancy

What is the average Hail lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Hail life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Hail in 1958 was 33, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hail

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hail 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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