Vails Family History

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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

What did your Vails ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Vails family was Carpenter. 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.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Hand

  • Field Hand

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Vails ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Vails Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Vails. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vails census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 58 immigration records available for the last name Vails. 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 Card

There are 497 military records available for the last name Vails. For the veterans among your Vails ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vails Life Expectancy

What is the average Vails lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vails

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Vails ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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