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Hail Name Meaning

English: nickname from Old Norse heill ‘healthy’, ‘sound’, ‘whole’. South German: variant of Heil.

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

Similar surnames: Gail, Hain, Nail, Fail, Hall, Haig, Haid, Bail, Haim, Hait

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Where is the Hail family from?

You can see how Hail families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hail family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hail families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 67 Hail families living in Tennessee. This was about 37% of all the recorded Hail's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Hail families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hail surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hail ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hail. 21% of Hail men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Hail women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hail were Salesman and House W. .

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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
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • House Work
  • Teacher
  • House W
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Hail. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hail 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hail. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Hail. For the veterans among your Hail ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hail lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Hail life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Hail in 1958 was 33, and 74 in 2004.

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