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File Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Feil or Pfeil. Hungarian: variant of Füle, pet form of the personal name Fülöp, Hungarian form of Philip. Translation of French Lalime.

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


Similar surnames: Files, Fila, Filer, Filo, Fill, Wile, Pile, Dile, Faile, Fite

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File Family Origin

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File Family Occupations

What did your File ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named File. 34% of File men worked as a Farmer and 34% of File women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named File were Actuary and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Farmers Son
    7%
  • Stock Keeper
    7%
  • Actuary
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Bookkeeper
    17%
  • Farm Servant
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    17%

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

File Historical Records

What File family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name File. Like a window into their day-to-day life, File 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 File. 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 Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name File. For the veterans among your File ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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File Life Expectancy

What is the average File lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, File life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for File in 1950 was 58, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your File 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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