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Biela Name Meaning

Polish: variant of Biel. German: habitational name for someone from any of several places of Slavic origin called Biela, or from Biehla in Saxony or Bielau in Silesia.

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


Similar surnames: Biel, Vielma, Bielak, Belt, Piela, Bieri, Bies, Bala, Riera, Barela

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Where is the Biela family from?

You can see how Biela families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Biela family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Biela families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Biela families living in Missouri. This was about 40% of all the recorded Biela's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Biela families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Biela surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Biela ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Machine Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Biela. 43% of Biela men worked as a Laborer.

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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

  • Laborer
    43%
  • Clerk
    22%
  • Truck Driver
    16%
  • Butcher
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Machine Operator
    100%
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What Biela family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 953 census records available for the last name Biela. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Biela census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 711 immigration records available for the last name Biela. 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 711 military records available for the last name Biela. For the veterans among your Biela ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Biela lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Biela life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Biela in 1948 was 47, and 81 in 2004.

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