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Biles Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived on a promontory or elevation, from Old English bil(e), literally denoting the bill or beak of a bird, but also used in a transferred sense.

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


Similar surnames: Miles, Bailes, Wiles, Sales, Iles, Bies, Bines, Les, Baile, Eales

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Where is the Biles family from?

You can see how Biles families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Biles family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Biles families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 24 Biles families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 34% of all the recorded Biles's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Biles families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Biles surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Biles ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Biles. 25% of Biles men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Biles women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Biles were Farming and Housekeeper.

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Farming
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Housework
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Biles. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Biles. For the veterans among your Biles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Biles lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Biles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Biles in 1945 was 34, and 73 in 2004.

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