Piel Family History

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Piel Name Meaning

North German: equivalent of Pfeil. East German (of Slavic origin): Sorbian short form of a personal name equivalent to Phillip.

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


Similar surnames: Kiel, Pihl, Ziel, Piet, Piehl, Axel, Poll, Piela, Giel, Pies

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Piel Family Origin

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Piel Family Occupations

What did your Piel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farm Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Piel. 15% of Piel men worked as a Farm Labourer and 28% of Piel women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Piel were Labourer Tinber Yard and Dressmaker

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farm Labourer
    15%
  • Fitter Retired
    15%
  • Labourer Boots Chemist
    15%
  • Labourer Tinber Yard
    15%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    28%
  • Cotton Winders Clark Retired
    10%
  • Drapers Shop Assista
    10%
  • Dressmaker
    10%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Piel Historical Records

What Piel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Piel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Piel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Piel

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Piel. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Piel. For the veterans among your Piel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Piel Life Expectancy

What is the average Piel lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Piel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Piel in 1956 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Piel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Piel 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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