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Thiel Surname Meaning

North German Dutch and Flemish: from a shortened form of the personal name Thietilo an early medieval pet form of Dietrich (German) Diederik (Dutch) or from some other compound name with the same first element. Germanized form of Sorbian Polish and Czech Tyl a name which is (at least in part) of the same German origin as 1 above.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Theel, Thies, Thie, Thiem, Tafel, Thoen, Thiede, Till, Then, Thiele

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Where is the Thiel family from?

You can see how Thiel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Thiel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Thiel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 21 Thiel families living in London. This was about 44% of all the recorded Thiel's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Thiel families in 1891.
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What did your Thiel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Thiel. 88% of Thiel women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    88%
  • Insurance Clerk
    13%
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Census Records

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Thiel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thiel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Thiel. 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 Cards

There are 15,000 military records available for the last name Thiel. For the veterans among your Thiel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Thiel lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Thiel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Thiel in 1943 was 67, and 74 in 2004.

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