Gayle Family History

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Gayle Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Gale.

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

Similar surnames: Gayles, Galle, Gaye, Mayle, Gayler, Gable, Sayle, Saye, Able, Gane

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Gayle Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gayle name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gayle. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Benin/Togo


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Ivory Coast/Ghana


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Gayle Family Origin

Where is the Gayle family from?

Gayle Family Occupations

What did your Gayle ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gayle occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Gayle's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gayle. A less common occupation for the Gayle family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gayle ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gayle Historical Records

What Gayle family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Gayle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gaylecensus records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gayle. 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 Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Gayle. For the veterans among your Gayle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gayle Life Expectancy

What is the average Gayle lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Gayle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Gayle in 1947 was 43, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gayle ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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