Biel Name Meaning

Polish, Czech, and Slovak: nickname for a white- or fair-haired person, from Polish biel, Old Czech bielý, Slovak biely ‘white’. Czech: habitational name for someone from Biehlau, Biehla, or some other place named with German Biehl. German: variant spelling of Biehl.

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


Similar surnames: Kiel, Biehl, Biela, Briel, Bihl, Bien, Bel, Bier, Bisel, Viel

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Biel Family Origin

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Biel Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Blacksmith

    5%

In 1880, the most common Biel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Biel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Biel family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Biel.

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Biel Historical Records

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Biel Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1957 and 2004, Biel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Biel in 1957 was 51, and 83 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Biel

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