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

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  • Farmer

    54%
  • Carpenter

    12%
  • Servant

    8%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

In 1881, Farmer, Carpenter and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by File. A less common occupation for the File family was Blacksmith. The most common File occupation in Canada was Farmer. 54% of File's were Farmers.

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File Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1950 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for File

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