Naylor Family History

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Naylor Name Meaning

English (mainly northern): occupational name for a maker of nails, from an agent derivative of Middle English nayle ‘nail’ (see Nail). Americanized form of German Nahler, a variant of Nagler.

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

Similar surnames: Paylor, Taylor, Aylor, Nadler, Kaylor, Nagler, Naylon, Baylor, Saylor

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Naylor Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Naylor name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Naylor Family Origin

Where is the Naylor family from?

Naylor Family Occupations

What did your Naylor ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Naylor family was Carpenter. The most common Naylor occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Naylor's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Naylor.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Naylor Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 284,000 census records available for the last name Naylor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Naylor census 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 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Naylor. 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 26,000 military records available for the last name Naylor. For the veterans among your Naylor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Naylor Life Expectancy

What is the average Naylor lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Naylor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Naylor in 1945 was 50, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Naylor 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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