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Feil Name Meaning

from Middle High German viol ‘violet’, presumably applied as a nickname; this surname occurs mostly in southern Germany. metonymic occupational name for a filemaker, from Middle High German vile ‘file’. metonymic occupational name for an arrowsmith, a variant of Pfeil, with the initial consonant cluster reduced to ‘f’ as is common in northern pronunciation Pfeil.

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

Similar surnames: Fell, Keil, Peil, Pfeil, Feig, Beil, Reil, Seil, Fehl, Fail

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Where is the Feil family from?

You can see how Feil families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Feil family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Feil families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 17 Feil families living in Ontario. This was about 61% of all the recorded Feil's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Feil families in 1911.
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What did your Feil ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Feil. .

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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

  • Farmer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Feil. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Feil. For the veterans among your Feil ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Feil lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Feil life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Feil in 1943 was 58, and 87 in 2004.

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