Quail Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Phóil (see McFall). Irish: variant of Quill 1. English: from Middle English quaille ‘quail’, a nickname for a timorous, lecherous, or fat person, all qualities that were ascribed to the bird. In one family this is an Americanized form of the Ashkenazic Jewish ornamental surname Kvalvaser, meaning ‘spring water’ in Yiddish.

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


Similar surnames: Vail, Quain, Quant, Quill, Nail, Cain, Quan, Fail, Bail, Quade

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Quail Family Origin

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Quail Family Occupations

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  • Iron Miner

    12%
  • Labourer

    6%
  • Annuitant

    3%
  • Draper

    3%

In 1881, Iron Miner, Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Quail. A less common occupation for the Quail family was Draper. The most common Quail occupation in the UK was Iron Miner. 12% of Quail's were Iron Miners.

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Quail Historical Records

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Quail Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, Quail life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Quail in 1945 was 39, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Quail

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