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Biel Surname Meaning

Polish and Czech; Slovak (also Bieľ): nickname for a white- or fair-haired man derived from Polish biały (noun biel) Old Czech bielý Slovak biely ‘white’. German: variant of Biehl .

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

Similar surnames: Kiel, Biehl, Biela, Briel, Bihl, Bien, Bel, Bier, Bisel, Viel

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Where is the Biel family from?

You can see how Biel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Biel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Biel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 10 Biel families living in Quebec. This was about 63% of all the recorded Biel's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Biel families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Biel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Biel ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Biel. 100% of Biel men worked as a Cultivateur. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1921

  • Cultivateur
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Biel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Biel 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Biel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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

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What is the average Biel lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Biel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Biel in 1957 was 51, and 83 in 2004.

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