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Lile Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Anglo-Norman French del isle ‘of the island’, or a habitational name from the common French place names Lisle or Lille, all derived from Old French isle (Latin insula) ‘island’. French: habitational name from the city of Lille, Nord (see 1).

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

Similar surnames: Lyle, Line, Pile, Kile, Lier, Like, Lill, Lipe, Lime, Lie

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Where is the Lile family from?

You can see how Lile families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lile family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lile families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Lile families living in Georgia. This was about 27% of all the recorded Lile's in the USA. Georgia had the highest population of Lile families in 1840.
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What did your Lile ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lile. 31% of Lile men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Lile women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lile were Carpenter and Operator.

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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
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Laborer
  • Operator
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Lile. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lile 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 690 immigration records available for the last name Lile. 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 Lile. For the veterans among your Lile ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lile lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Lile life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Lile in 1950 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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