Pile Family History

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Pile Name Meaning

English (Devon): variant spelling of Pyle. French: of uncertain origin: perhaps from Old French pile ‘trough’, a topographic name for someone who lived in a hollow, or alternatively a habitational name from any of the minor places named with this word.

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

Similar surnames: Pine, Pille, Pike, Pill, Lile, Pipe, Kile, Pyle, Pla, Wile

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Pile Family Origin

Where is the Pile family from?

Pile Family Occupations

What did your Pile ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Pile family was Annuitant. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pile. The most common Pile occupation in the UK was Farmer. 9% of Pile's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Annuitant


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

Pile Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 47,000 census records available for the last name Pile. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pile 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Pile. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Pile. For the veterans among your Pile ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pile Life Expectancy

What is the average Pile lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Pile life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Pile in 1942 was 54, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pile

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pile 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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