Rail Family History

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Rail Name Meaning

Apparently an altered spelling of Raile.

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


Similar surnames: Rais, Fail, Gail, Kail, Rayl, Dail, Radil, Lail, Vail, Rans

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Rail Family Origin

Where is the Rail family from?

Rail Family Occupations

What did your Rail ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rail occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Rail's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rail family was Farms. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rail.

View Census data for Rail | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    16%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Farms

    4%

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

Rail Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rail. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rail 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Rail. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rail. For the veterans among your Rail ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rail Life Expectancy

What is the average Rail lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Rail life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Rail in 1962 was 76, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rail

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rail 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.

Famous Rail Family

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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
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