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Origins of the Quail surname

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About the Quails

We have a total number of 4386 records for people with the last name Quail.

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Where do most Quails live?

In 1921, most Quails lived in Yorkshire.


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Interesting facts about Quails

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 2,820 records for the Quail surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Quails most likely to marry?

Wilsons

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Clarks

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What are the most common Quail first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for Quails

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Quails in 1921
Dressmaker

15

Charwoman

13

Living On Own Means

9

Domestic Servant

7

General Servant

7

Common Male occupations for Quails in 1921
General Labourer

23

Iron Miner

17

Weaver

14

Plasterer

12

Fisherman

10

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