History of your Surname
Get access to Saile family records.Start a free trial

Saile Family History

Saile Name Meaning

English (mostly Lancashire): probably a variant of Sale. German: older form of Seiler. Dutch: from Middle Dutch salië, sailge ‘sage’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who grew or sold herbs.

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


Similar surnames: Sale, Sable, Salle, Spille, Stile, Sailer, Sales, Stine, Faile, Raile

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Saile family from?

You can see how Saile families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Saile family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Saile families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Saile family living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Saile's in the USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Saile families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Saile surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Saile ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Saile. 25% of Saile men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Saile women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Saile were Machinist and Stenographer.

View Census data for Saile | Data not to scale

*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
    25%
  • Salesman
    21%
  • Carpenter
    11%
  • Machinist
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Stenographer
    15%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Saile family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Saile. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Saile census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Saile

Passenger Lists

There are 689 immigration records available for the last name Saile. 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.

View all Saile immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 840 military records available for the last name Saile. For the veterans among your Saile ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Saile military records

You've only scratched the surface of Saile family history.

Discover More

What is the average Saile lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2003, in the United States, Saile life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Saile in 1956 was 26, and 77 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Saile

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Saile family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial