Liles Family History

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Liles Name Meaning

Probably a variant spelling of Lyles.

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

Similar surnames: Riles, Viles, Jiles, Liley, Likes, Ailes, Bires, Lyles, Niles, Lien

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Liles Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Liles name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Liles. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Liles Family Origin

Where is the Liles family from?

Liles Family Occupations

What did your Liles ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Liles family was Farm Laborer. The most common Liles occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Liles's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Liles.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


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Liles Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Liles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Liles 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 Liles. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Liles. For the veterans among your Liles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Liles Life Expectancy

What is the average Liles lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Liles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Liles in 1941 was 53, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Liles 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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