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Hails Family History

Hails Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant spelling of Hailes.

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

Similar surnames: Hailes, Haile, Bails, Vails, Hains, Fails, Hail, Halls, Hallas, Cains

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Where is the Hails family from?

You can see how Hails families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hails family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hails families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Hails families living in Georgia. This was about 57% of all the recorded Hails's in the USA. Georgia had the highest population of Hails families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hails surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hails ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hails. 45% of Hails men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Hails women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hails were Farm Operator and None.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Miner
  • Farm Operator

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Teacher
  • None
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Hails. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hails 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 809 immigration records available for the last name Hails. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Hails. For the veterans among your Hails ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hails lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Hails life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hails in 1953 was 36, and 70 in 2004.

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