Filer Name Meaning

occupational name for a maker or user of files, from an agent derivative of Middle English file ‘file’. occupational name for a spinner, from an agent derivative of Middle English, Old French fil ‘thread’ (Latin filum). Americanized spelling of German Feiler, cognate of 1.

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


Similar surnames: Faler, Finer, Filter, Filler, File, Lier, Tyler, Fier, Feiler, Piper

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Filer Family Origin

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Filer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    5%

In 1880, the most common Filer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Filer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Filer family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Filer.

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Filer Historical Records

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Filer Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1949 and 2004, Filer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Filer in 1949 was 53, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Filer

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