Lail Family History

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Lail Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Lehl or Loehl. In either case, the name is a spelling variant of Lehle or Löhle, pet forms of the personal name Leonhardt.

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

Similar surnames: Lais, Fail, Nail, Lai, Lair, Cain, Bail, Lal, Gail, Vail

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Lail Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lail name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lail. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Lail Family Origin

Where is the Lail family from?

Lail Family Occupations

What did your Lail ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Lail occupation in the UK was Manufacturer (22.1). 100% of Lail's were Manufacturer (22.1)s.

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  • Manufacturer (22.1)


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

Lail Historical Records

What Lail family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Lail. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lail 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 324 immigration records available for the last name Lail. 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 Lail. For the veterans among your Lail ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lail Life Expectancy

What is the average Lail lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Lail life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Lail in 1942 was 19, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lail

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lail 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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