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Files Name Meaning

Hungarian: variant of Füles, pet form of the personal name Fülöp (see Philip). Hungarian: nickname for someone with prominent ears, from fül ‘ear’.

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

Similar surnames: File, Fales, Miles, Oles, Niles, Filas, Wiles, Giles, Vilas, Filo

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Where is the Files family from?

You can see how Files families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Files family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Files families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 33 Files families living in Maine. This was about 44% of all the recorded Files's in the USA. Maine had the highest population of Files families in 1840.
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What did your Files ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Files. 25% of Files men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Files women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Files were Clerk and Cook.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
  • Cook
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Files. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Files 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Files. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Files. For the veterans among your Files ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Files lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Files life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Files in 1943 was 34, and 73 in 2004.

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