Filer Family History

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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

What did your Filer ancestors do for a living?

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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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Filer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Filer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Filer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Filer. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Filer. For the veterans among your Filer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Filer Life Expectancy

What is the average Filer lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Filer 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.

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