Pyle Family History

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Pyle Name Meaning

English: from Middle English pile ‘stake’, ‘post’ (via Old English from Latin pilum ‘spike’, ‘javelin’), hence a topographic name for someone who lived near a stake or post serving as a landmark or a metonymic occupational name for a stake maker or a nickname for a tall strong man. Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a marksman or an arrowsmith, from pijl ‘arrow’.

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

Similar surnames: Lyle, Pye, Pile, Tye, Palm, Page, Nye, Hyde, Pane, Lile

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Pyle Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pyle name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Pyle. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Pyle Family Origin

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Pyle Family Occupations

What did your Pyle ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Bookkeper and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pyle. A less common occupation for the Pyle family was Labourer. The most common Pyle occupation in Canada was Farmer. 60% of Pyle's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Bookkeper

  • Laborer

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Pyle ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Pyle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 87,000 census records available for the last name Pyle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pyle 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Pyle. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Pyle. For the veterans among your Pyle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pyle Life Expectancy

What is the average Pyle lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Pyle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Pyle in 1943 was 45, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pyle 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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