Biel Name Meaning

Polish, Czech, and Slovak: nickname for a white- or fair-haired person, from Polish biel, Old Czech bielý, Slovak biely ‘white’. Czech: habitational name for someone from Biehlau, Biehla, or some other place named with German Biehl. German: variant spelling of Biehl.

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


Similar surnames: Kiel, Biehl, Biela, Briel, Bihl, Bien, Bel, Bier, Bisel, Viel

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Biel Family Origin

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Biel Family Occupations

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  • Carter

    33%
  • Farmer

    33%
  • Shop Porter

    33%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Biel family was Shop Porter. Carter and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Biel. The most common Biel occupation in the UK was Carter. 33% of Biel's were Carters.

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Biel Historical Records

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Biel Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1957 and 2004, Biel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Biel in 1957 was 51, and 83 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Biel

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