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Quayle Family History

Quayle Name Meaning

English: from Middle English Old French quaille ‘quail’ a bird noted for both its supposed amorous disposition and its timidity. Manx: shortened form of Gaelic Mac Fhail ‘son of Paul’. Compare Fayle and McPhail .

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


Similar surnames: Quale, Qualey, Sayle, Qualley, Quail, Mayle, Gayle, Frayne, Hayles

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Where is the Quayle family from?

You can see how Quayle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Quayle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Quayle families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 1,207 Quayle families living in Isle of Man. This was about 59% of all the recorded Quayle's in United Kingdom. Isle of Man had the highest population of Quayle families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Quayle surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Quayle ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Joiner and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Quayle. 18% of Quayle men worked as a Joiner and 76% of Quayle women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Quayle were Railway Porter and Housewife. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Joiner
    18%
  • General Labourer
    10%
  • Plumber
    8%
  • Railway Porter
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    76%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Domestic Servant
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
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Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Quayle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Quayle census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Quayle. 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 Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Quayle. For the veterans among your Quayle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Quayle lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Quayle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Quayle in 1943 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

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