Kile Family History

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Kile Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of thirteen farmsteads name Kile, from Old Norse kíll ‘wedge’, by extension ‘narrow bay’, ‘inlet’. Topographic name of Dutch origin denoting someone who lived close by a salt-water creek or area of sheltered water, kil. Respelling of German Keil.

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

Similar surnames: Pile, Kise, Kilen, Lile, Kale, Kill, Kil, Kyle, Kibe, Klee

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Kile Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kile name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kile. 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


  • Norway


  • France


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Kile Family Origin

Where is the Kile family from?

Kile Family Occupations

What did your Kile ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Brick Maker, Cotton Warper and Cotton Weaver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kile. The most common Kile occupation in the UK was Brick Maker. 13% of Kile's were Brick Makers. A less common occupation for the Kile family was Gardner.

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  • Brick Maker

  • Cotton Warper

  • Cotton Weaver

  • Gardner


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

Kile Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Kile. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kile 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kile. 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 Kile. For the veterans among your Kile ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kile Life Expectancy

What is the average Kile lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Kile life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kile in 1942 was 40, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kile 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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