Vail Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Vale. Scottish: shortened form of Macvail, a variant of Macphail, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Phàil ‘son of Paul’. Irish: variant of Veale.

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


Similar surnames: Cain, Fail, Gail, Vaile, Vails, Veil, Lail, Dail, Kain, Nail

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Vail Family Origin

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Vail Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vail. The most common Vail occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Vail's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Vail family was Carpenter.

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Vail Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Vail life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Vail in 1943 was 57, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vail

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