Civil Name Meaning

French, Catalan, and Spanish: nickname from civil, from Latin civilis ‘civil’, ‘of or pertaining to a citizen’, by extension ‘cultivated’, ‘educated’. However, in Spanish the term also meant ‘wicked’ or ‘rude’ and the nickname may have come from either of these senses. Catalan: topographic name from Old French sevil ‘fence’, ‘enclosure’.

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


Similar surnames: Sivils, Cail, Gil, Savel, Cain, Cirilo, Cecil, Cilia, Sibila, Covin

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Civil Family Origin

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Civil Family Occupations

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  • Painter

    13%
  • Shipwright

    13%
  • Tanner

    9%
  • (Iron) Foundryman

    4%

In 1881, the most common Civil occupation in the UK was Painter. 13% of Civil's were Painters. Painter, Shipwright and Tanner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Civil. A less common occupation for the Civil family was (Iron) Foundryman.

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Civil Historical Records

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Civil Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1964 and 2004, Civil life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Civil in 1964 was 77, and 84 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Civil

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