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Faile Name Meaning

Altered form of English Fail .

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

Similar surnames: Fail, Faille, Haile, File, Saile, Faine, Vaile, Baile, Fain, Cale

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Where is the Faile family from?

You can see how Faile families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Faile family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Faile families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Faile families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Faile's in USA. New York had the highest population of Faile families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Faile surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Faile ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Spinner were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Faile. 37% of Faile men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Faile women worked as a Spinner. Some less common occupations for Americans named Faile were Machinist 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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Spinner
  • Farm Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Faile. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Faile 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 285 immigration records available for the last name Faile. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Faile. For the veterans among your Faile ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Faile lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Faile life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1961. The average life expectancy for Faile in 1950 was 36, and 72 in 2004.

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