Peil Family History

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Peil Name Meaning

Dutch: metonymic occupational name from Middle Dutch pegel, peil, a mark used in measuring liquids or a measure of the strength of beer. Dutch: variant of the habitational name Peel 2. American spelling of Dutch Pijl, a metonymic occupational name for a maker of arrows or an archer, from pijl ‘arrow’. German: variant of Pfeil, or an Americanized spelling of the same name. German: from a short form (Bilo) of a Germanic personal name related to Old Saxon bil ‘sword’.

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

Similar surnames: Peel, Pell, Seil, Feil, Beil, Perl, Reil, Keil, Heil, Pfeil

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Peil Family Origin

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Peil Family Occupations

What did your Peil ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Peil family was Lodging House Keeper. The most common Peil occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 17% of Peil's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Drapers Shopwoman and Dressmaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Peil.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Drapers Shopwoman

  • Dressmaker

  • Lodging House Keeper


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

Peil Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Peil. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peil 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 951 immigration records available for the last name Peil. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Peil. For the veterans among your Peil ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Peil Life Expectancy

What is the average Peil lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Peil life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Peil in 1950 was 54, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Peil 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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