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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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Where is the Bail family from?

You can see how Bail families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bail family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bail families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 60 Bail families living in Quebec. This was about 68% of all the recorded Bail's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Bail families in 1911.
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What did your Bail ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Manufacturer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Bail. 67% of Bail men worked as a Farmer and 67% of Bail women worked as a Manufacturer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bail were Plombier and Couturire.

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    67%
  • Menuisier
    17%
  • Plombier
    17%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Manufacturer
    67%
  • Couturire
    34%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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