Biel Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GET STARTED

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

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Biel Family Origin

Where is the Biel family from?

Biel Family Occupations

What did your Biel ancestors do for a living?

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.

View Census data for Biel | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    25%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Blacksmith

    5%

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

Biel Historical Records

What Biel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Biel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Biel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Biel

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Biel. 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.

View all Biel immigration records

Draft Card

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

View all Biel military records

You've only scratched the surface of Biel family history.

Biel Life Expectancy

What is the average Biel lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Biel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Biel 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.

Famous Biel Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Look up another name