Bail Family History

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Bail Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by the outer wall of a castle, Middle English baile, from Old French bail(le) ‘enclosure’ (see Bailey 2). Spanish: variant of Baile. Indian (Karnataka): Hindu (Brahman) name, probably a topographic name from Tulu bail ‘low-lying land’ (Dravidian vayal ‘plain’, ‘field’).

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

Similar surnames: Bain, Ball, Baile, Cail, Bahl, Cain, Bal, Hall, Nail, Bai

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Bail Family Origin

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Bail Family Occupations

What did your Bail ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bail occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 25% of Bail's were Cultivateurs. Cultivateur, Dress Maker and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bail. A less common occupation for the Bail family was Son.

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  • Cultivateur

  • Dress Maker

  • Laborer

  • Son


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

Bail Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Bail. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bail 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 Bail. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 Bail. For the veterans among your Bail ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bail Life Expectancy

What is the average Bail lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bail life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bail in 1944 was 36, and 85 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bail 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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