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Naylor Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): occupational name for a maker of nails from Middle English nailer ‘nail maker’. This name was also taken to Ireland in the 17th century. Compare Nail . Americanized form (translation into English) of German Nahler a variant of Nagler and of French Cloutier . Compare Nailor .

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

Similar surnames: Paylor, Taylor, Aylor, Nadler, Kaylor, Nagler, Naylon, Baylor, Saylor

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Where is the Naylor family from?

You can see how Naylor families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Naylor family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Naylor families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 183 Naylor families living in Ontario. This was about 57% of all the recorded Naylor's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Naylor families in 1911.
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What did your Naylor ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Naylor. 36% of Naylor men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Naylor women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Naylor were Salesman and Ouvrire. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Operator
  • Clerk
  • Ouvrire
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Census Records

There are 284,000 census records available for the last name Naylor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Naylor 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 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Naylor. 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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There are 26,000 military records available for the last name Naylor. For the veterans among your Naylor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Naylor lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Naylor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Naylor in 1945 was 50, and 74 in 2004.

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