Feil Family History

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Feil Name Meaning

from Middle High German viol ‘violet’, presumably applied as a nickname; this surname occurs mostly in southern Germany. metonymic occupational name for a filemaker, from Middle High German vile ‘file’. metonymic occupational name for an arrowsmith, a variant of Pfeil, with the initial consonant cluster reduced to ‘f’ as is common in northern pronunciation Pfeil.

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

Similar surnames: Fell, Keil, Peil, Pfeil, Feig, Beil, Reil, Seil, Fehl, Fail

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Feil Ethnicity Estimate

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Feil Family Origin

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Feil Family Occupations

What did your Feil ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Feil family was Baker. Farmer, Carpenter and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Feil. The most common Feil occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Feil's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Farming

  • Baker


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Feil Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Feil. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Feil 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 Feil. 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 Feil. For the veterans among your Feil ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Feil Life Expectancy

What is the average Feil lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Feil life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Feil in 1943 was 58, and 87 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Feil 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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