Biles Family History

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Biles Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived on a promontory or elevation, from Old English bil(e), literally denoting the bill or beak of a bird, but also used in a transferred sense.

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

Similar surnames: Miles, Bailes, Wiles, Sales, Iles, Bies, Bines, Les, Baile, Eales

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Biles Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Biles name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Biles. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Biles Family Origin

Where is the Biles family from?

Biles Family Occupations

What did your Biles ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Biles. A less common occupation for the Biles family was Labourer. The most common Biles occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Biles's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Farm Labourer

  • Labourer


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

Biles Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Biles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Biles census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Biles. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Biles. For the veterans among your Biles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Biles Life Expectancy

What is the average Biles lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Biles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Biles in 1945 was 34, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Biles 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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