Gail Family History

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Gail Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Gale. French: nickname from Old French gail ‘cheerful’, ‘jolly’. German: variant of Geil.

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

Similar surnames: Fail, Hail, Gall, Garl, Bail, Vail, Nail, Gal, Gard, Cain

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Gail Family Origin

Where is the Gail family from?

Gail Family Occupations

What did your Gail ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Gail. 29% of Gail men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Gail women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gail were Minister and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Miner
  • Minister

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Clerk
  • Housewife

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

Gail Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Gail. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gail 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gail. 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 Gail. For the veterans among your Gail ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gail Life Expectancy

What is the average Gail lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Gail life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Gail in 1957 was 29, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gail

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gail 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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