Biel Family History

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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

Where is the Biel family from?

Biel Family Occupations

What did your Biel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Architect and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Biel. 17% of Biel men worked as an Architect and 25% of Biel women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Biel were Czech Printer and Family Beauty Specialist Unpd Dom Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Architect
    17%
  • Bobbing Carrier Heavy Worker
    17%
  • Cotton Mann Rove Carding
    17%
  • Czech Printer
    17%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    25%
  • Childrens Nurse
    13%
  • Drawing Tenter
    13%
  • Family Beauty Specialist Unpd Dom Duties
    13%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Biel Historical Records

What Biel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Biel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Biel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Biel

Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Biel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Biel. For the veterans among your Biel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Biel Life Expectancy

What is the average Biel lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Biel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Biel ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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