Gail Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Gale. French: nickname from Old French gail ‘cheerful’, ‘jolly’. German: variant of Geil.

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

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Gail Family Origin

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Gail Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    15%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gail family was Carpenter. The most common Gail occupation in the USA was Farmer. 15% of Gail's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gail.

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Gail Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1957 and 2004, Gail life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Gail in 1957 was 29, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gail

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