Trail Name Meaning

Scottish: probably a habitational or topographic name from northern Scotland; Black mentions a creek named Traill in Gaelic, running into Upper Loch Torridon.

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


Similar surnames: Train, Crail, Fail, Craig, Frain, Rain, Krall, Tracy, Troia, Bail

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Trail Family Origin

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Trail Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Farming

    10%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    7%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Trail family was Laborer. The most common Trail occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Trail's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Trail.

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Trail Historical Records

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Trail Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Trail life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Trail in 1945 was 34, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Trail

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