Peil Name Meaning

Dutch: metonymic occupational name from Middle Dutch pegel, peil, a mark used in measuring liquids or a measure of the strength of beer. Dutch: variant of the habitational name Peel 2. American spelling of Dutch Pijl, a metonymic occupational name for a maker of arrows or an archer, from pijl ‘arrow’. German: variant of Pfeil, or an Americanized spelling of the same name. German: from a short form (Bilo) of a Germanic personal name related to Old Saxon bil ‘sword’.

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


Similar surnames: Peel, Pell, Seil, Feil, Beil, Perl, Reil, Keil, Heil, Pfeil

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Peil Family Origin

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Peil Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Brick Mason

    7%
  • Carpenter

    7%

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Brick Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Peil. The most common Peil occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Peil's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Peil family was Carpenter.

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Peil Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, Peil life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Peil in 1950 was 54, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Peil

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