Viel Family History

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Viel Name Meaning

English and French: variant spelling of Vial. German: topographic name from vil, an old word for a swamp or bog. Italian (Venetia): from a pet form of Vito.

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

Similar surnames: Kiel, Vial, Biel, Viele, Lier, Giel, Mier, Keel, Vier, Diel

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Viel Family Origin

Where is the Viel family from?

Viel Family Occupations

What did your Viel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Viel occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 40% of Viel's were Carpenters. A less common occupation for the Viel family was Builder. Carpenter, Annuitant and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Viel.

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  • Carpenter

  • Annuitant

  • Bricklayer

  • Builder


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

Viel Historical Records

What Viel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Viel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Viel 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Viel. 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 26,000 military records available for the last name Viel. For the veterans among your Viel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Viel Life Expectancy

What is the average Viel lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Viel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Viel in 1954 was 54, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Viel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Viel 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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