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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

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19,511 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
7,370 Military Records
1,238 Immigration Records
17,460 Census and Voter Lists
43,610 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of File Families

  • Number of File families
     43 - 83
     15 - 42
     1 - 14
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of File families
     99 - 195
     34 - 98
     1 - 33
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the File last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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File Family Origin

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File Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for File

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File Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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