Nail Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History


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Nail Origin:


Origins of Nail:

According to early recordings of the surnames this is a professional English surname. It explains a nail maker, from an ancient time in the 13th century when this was an independent association of specialized creators. However, most of these names of various places had evolved originally from the ancient Old English pre 7th Century word “naegel”, with or without adding the representative suffix “-er,” which mean a “worker in.” It developed irrespective of different formations of spellings. It is one of that interesting combinations of old surnames which point out a special importance and ability of the areas of old business. According to the early examples of the name included Mason, Fletcher, Shepherd, Smith, Miller, and Fuller, there were many hundreds of known businesses, most of which were designed for business groups. The ancient nail-maker was an important man in shipbuilding and business developments, building many houses made out of wood. Job-detailed surnames originally shown the particular profession of the name holder, and who after that became an inheritance. Ancient examples of the name included William Nayl of Berkshire in the year 1255, James le Nayler in the Hundred Rolls of Yorkshire in the year 1273, and John le Naylere of Northumberland in 1292. Thomas Naylor was an ancient traveler to the American communities, recorded as a citizen in Virginia in the year 1622. The developmental names included Nagel, Nagle, Naegeli, Nageli, Naegeli, Nagell, Nagler, Nagele, Naegele, Naegelen, Negel, Negele, Nail, Neil, etc


More common variations are: Naile, Neail, Naill, Naeil, Naili, Naila, Naily, Naiel, Nailo, Nailu.


The origins of the surname Nail were in Westphalia, where people played a major role in the development of this division from early times. Always apparent in social and political settlements, the people made a friendly association with other families within the old system and nation.


The very first recording spelling of the family in any feature was shown to be that of Stephen le Nailere, dated 1231, in the “Calendar of the Patent Rolls”, in the city of London. It was during the time of King Henry III of England, 1216 – 1272. The origin of surnames during this period became a necessity with the introduction of personal taxation. It came to be known as Poll Tax in England. Surnames all over the country began to develop, with unique and shocking spelling varieties of the original one.

United States:

Some of the people of the Nail family who settled in the United States in the 19th century included James Nail, at the age of 19 and Thomas Nail, aged 35 arrived in New York and Connecticut in the year 1812. John Nail landed in Pennsylvania in the year 1840.


People of the Nail family settled in Canada in two different centuries respectively in the 17th and 18th. People who settled in the 17th century included Jacques Nail landed in Montreal in the year 1653.

The following century also saw many Nail surnames arrive. People who arrived in Canada in the 18th century included George Nail arrived in Nova Scotia in the year 1749.

Here is the population distribution of the last name Nail: United States 6,818; Pakistan 754; France 1,041; Iraq 2,279; Egypt; Turkey 3,249; Morocco 537; Chile 432; Algeria 357; Saudi Arabia 500

Notable People:

Bethanie Nail was an Australian retired racer. He was born on in the year 1956.

David Nail (born 1979), was an American musician, composer, and songwriter.

Jimmy Nail was an English artist and musician. He was born in 1954.

John E. Nail (1883–1947), was an African-American real land manager.

Debra Nails (1950), was an American philosophy teacher and classics professor.

Jamie Nails (born 1977), was an American National Football Player.

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

Argent a round buckle gules. Crest —A round buckle gules between two wings, the dexter argent the sinister of the first.

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