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Fils Name Meaning

French and Haitian: relationship name from French fils ‘son’ used to identify the younger of two bearers of the same name in a family. This surname was brought to the US mainly from Haiti where it is most common.

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

Similar surnames: File, Hils, Files, Filo, Fill, Filas, Fila, Finn, Biss, Ris

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Where is the Fils family from?

You can see how Fils families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fils family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fils families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 7 Fils families living in British Columbia. This was about 88% of all the recorded Fils's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Fils families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fils surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fils ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fils. 32% of Fils men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Fils women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fils were Printer and Clerk. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Yard Man
  • Printer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Servant
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Fils. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fils 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 819 immigration records available for the last name Fils. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Fils. For the veterans among your Fils ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fils lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Fils life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Fils in 1962 was 89, and 69 in 2004.

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