Vails Name Meaning

Scottish and English: variant of Vail, with English patronymic -s.

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


Similar surnames: Fails, Hails, Vaill, Vail, Neils, Voils, Vaile, Bails, Baile, Bail

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Vails Family Origin

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Vails Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Farm Hand

    11%
  • Field Hand

    7%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Farm Hand and Field Hand were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vails. The most common Vails occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Vails's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Vails family was Carpenter.

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Vails Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, Vails life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Vails in 1957 was 52, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vails

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