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Pfeil Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German pfil ‘arrow’ (from Latin pilum ‘spike’, ‘javelin’), either a metonymic occupational name for an arrowsmith or possibly a nickname for a tall thin man.

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


Similar surnames: Feil, Peil, Pfahl, Keil, Peel, Pfeiler, Fell, Pell, Feig, Perl

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Pfeil Family Origin

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Pfeil Family Occupations

What did your Pfeil ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Grocer

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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

Pfeil Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pfeil. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pfeil 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Pfeil. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Pfeil. For the veterans among your Pfeil ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pfeil Life Expectancy

What is the average Pfeil lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Pfeil life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Pfeil in 1950 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pfeil

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pfeil 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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