Beil Family History

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Beil Name Meaning

South German: from Middle High German, Middle Low German bil ‘axe’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who made or used axes and similar implements, in particular a carpenter. Dutch: cognate of 1, from Dutch bijl ‘axe’.

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


Similar surnames: Keil, Peil, Bell, Feil, Reil, Beck, Bein, Seil, Bleil, Kell

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Beil Family Origin

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Beil Family Occupations

What did your Beil ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Beil family was Keeping House. The most common Beil occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Beil's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Beil.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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

Beil Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Beil. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beil 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Beil. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Beil. For the veterans among your Beil ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Beil Life Expectancy

What is the average Beil lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Beil life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Beil in 1948 was 31, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Beil

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Beil 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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