Piela Family History

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Piela Name Meaning

from a local vernacular derivative of the personal name Filip (see Phillip). nickname either from Old Polish pielac ‘to hurry’ or from pielic ‘to weed’. Compare Pelak.

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

Similar surnames: Opiela, Pelak, Piel, Pelan, Pella, Palla, Biela, Zieba, Giel, Pilat

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Piela Family Origin

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Piela Family Occupations

What did your Piela ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Piela. 9% of Piela men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Piela women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Piela were Truck Driver and Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Mechanic
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Waitress

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

Piela Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Piela. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Piela 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 548 immigration records available for the last name Piela. 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 423 military records available for the last name Piela. For the veterans among your Piela ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Piela Life Expectancy

What is the average Piela lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Piela life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Piela in 1948 was 55, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Piela

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