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Pfeil Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German pfīl ‘arrow’ (from Latin pilum ‘spike javelin’) a metonymic occupational name for an arrowsmith or an archer.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Feil, Peil, Pfahl, Keil, Peel, Pfeiler, Fell, Pell, Feig, Perl

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Where is the Pfeil family from?

You can see how Pfeil families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pfeil family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Pfeil families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Pfeil families living in Ontario. This was about 56% of all the recorded Pfeil's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Pfeil families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pfeil surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pfeil ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Pfeil. 100% of Pfeil men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Pfeil. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pfeil 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Pfeil. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Pfeil. For the veterans among your Pfeil ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pfeil lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Pfeil life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Pfeil in 1950 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

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