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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Feil Family Origin

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Feil Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Baker

    4%

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In 1880, the most common Feil occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Feil's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Feil. A less common occupation for the Feil family was Baker.

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Between 1943 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Feil

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