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Filas Family History

Filas Name Meaning

Czech and Polish: derivative of the personal name Filip (see Philip). Ukrainian: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Fila, Vilas, Milas, Files, Milos, Silas, Filan, Filak, Balas, Fils

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Where is the Filas family from?

You can see how Filas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Filas family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Filas families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 2 Filas families living in South Carolina. This was 100% of all the recorded Filas's in the USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Filas families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Filas surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Filas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Filas. 37% of Filas men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Filas women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Filas were Butcher and Seamstress.

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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
    37%
  • Machine Operator
    13%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Butcher
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    34%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Maid
    25%
  • Seamstress
    17%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Filas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Filas 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 402 immigration records available for the last name Filas. 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 349 military records available for the last name Filas. For the veterans among your Filas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Filas lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Filas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Filas in 1958 was 31, and 82 in 2004.

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