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Liles Name Meaning

Probably a variant of Lyles .

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


Similar surnames: Riles, Viles, Jiles, Liley, Likes, Ailes, Bires, Lyles, Niles, Lien

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Where is the Liles family from?

You can see how Liles families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Liles family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Liles families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 29 Liles families living in North Carolina. This was about 29% of all the recorded Liles's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Liles families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Liles surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Liles ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Liles. 24% of Liles men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Liles women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Liles were Farming and Housework. .

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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 1940

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Farming
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Seamstress
    8%
  • Housework
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Liles. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Liles. For the veterans among your Liles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Liles lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Liles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Liles in 1941 was 53, and 76 in 2004.

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