Quail Family History

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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

What did your Quail ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Quail. 3% of Quail men worked as a General Labourer and 60% of Quail women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Quail were Builders Labourer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Baking confectionery Propriet
  • Bricklayer
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Quail Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Quail. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Quail 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Quail. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Quail. For the veterans among your Quail ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Quail Life Expectancy

What is the average Quail lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Quail

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Quail 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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