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Bail Name Meaning

English: variant of Bale . French (northern) and Walloon: nickname from Old French bail ‘governor regent bailiff’. Indian (Karnataka): topographic name from Tulu bail ‘low-lying land’ (Dravidian vayal ‘plain field’).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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 USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Bail families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 33% of all the recorded Bail's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bail families in 1840.
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What did your Bail ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bail. 15% of Bail men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Bail women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bail were Salesman and Maid. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Maid
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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 the USA, 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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