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Vaile Family History

Vaile Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Vale.

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

Similar surnames: Vail, Faile, Haile, Vile, Baile, Vails, Saile, Vagle, Vale, Walle

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Where is the Vaile family from?

You can see how Vaile families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vaile family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Vaile families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Vaile families living in New York. This was about 43% of all the recorded Vaile's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Vaile families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vaile surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vaile ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Librarian were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Vaile. 27% of Vaile men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Vaile women worked as a Librarian. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vaile were Musician and Housework.

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*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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Musician

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Librarian
  • Stenographer
  • Nurse
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Vaile. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vaile census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 877 immigration records available for the last name Vaile. 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 Cards

There are 750 military records available for the last name Vaile. For the veterans among your Vaile ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vaile lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Vaile life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Vaile in 1958 was 44, and 85 in 2004.

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