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Origin and popularity of the name VAIL

Origin

Vail : 1: English: occupational name from Old French de la veille ‘of the watch watchman’ with loss of de; compare Wake. There has been some confusion with the topographic name Vale and the nickname Veal.2: Scottish: shortened and altered form of McPhail Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Phàil ‘son of Paul’.3: Irish: variant of Veale.

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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Geographic distribution of the 20,445 individuals with the name VAIL on Geneanet.

 

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