Nail Name Meaning

English: from Middle English naile, nayle ‘nail’ (from Old English nægel), applied as a metonymic occupational name for a maker of nails, or as a nickname for a tall thin person. Americanized form of German Nagel.

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


Similar surnames: Fail, Bail, Lail, Cail, Gail, Hall, Hail, Cain, Maul, Nall

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Nail Family Origin

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Nail Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    54%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nail. The most common Nail occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Nail's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Nail family was Farming.

Source: Census data for Nail | Data not to scale

Nail Historical Records

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Nail Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Nail life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Nail in 1944 was 26, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nail

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