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Quail Family History

Quail Name Meaning
Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Phóil (see McFall).Irish: variant of Quill 1.English: from Middle English quaille ‘quail’, a nickname for a timorous, lecherous, or fat person, all qualities that were ascribed to the bird.In one family this is an Americanized form of the Ashkenazic Jewish ornamental surname Kvalvaser, meaning ‘spring water’ in Yiddish.

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

53,102 Historical Documents with Quail on Ancestry.com
15,804 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,814 Military Records
2,033 Immigration Records
14,277 Census and Voter Lists
19,174 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Quail Families

  • Number of Quail families
     16 - 29
     6 - 15
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Quail families
     32 - 62
     11 - 31
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Quail families
     27 - 51
     10 - 26
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Quail Family Origin

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Quail Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Quail

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Quail Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Quail Civil War Service Records

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