Cail Name Meaning

in Normandy and Picardy, a topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of stony soil, from Old Norman French cail(ou) ‘pebble’, ‘stone’ (of Celtic origin). in southern France, a metonymic occupational name for a dairy worker, from Occitan cail ‘curds’ (Latin coagulum, from coagulare to congeal).

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


Similar surnames: Call, Cain, Bail, Cal, Nail, Fail, Mahl, Hall, Cai, Civil

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Cail Family Origin

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Cail Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    58%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, the most common Cail occupation in the USA was Farmer. 58% of Cail's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cail family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cail.

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Cail Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Cail life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cail in 1942 was 54, and 84 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cail

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