Beil Name Meaning

South German: from Middle High German, Middle Low German bil ‘axe’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who made or used axes and similar implements, in particular a carpenter. Dutch: cognate of 1, from Dutch bijl ‘axe’.

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

Similar surnames: Keil, Peil, Bell, Feil, Reil, Beck, Bein, Seil, Bleil, Kell

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Beil Family Origin

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Beil Family Occupations

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

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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In 1880, the most common Beil occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Beil's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Beil family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Beil.

Source: Census data for Beil | Data not to scale

Beil Historical Records

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Beil Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1948 and 2004, Beil life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Beil in 1948 was 31, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Beil

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