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Pfeiler Name Meaning

German: occupational name for an arrowsmith from an agent derivative of Middle High German pfīl ‘arrow’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Pfeil, Pfendler, Seiler, Pfeiffer, Feller, Preiser, Feiler, Keiler

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Where is the Pfeiler family from?

You can see how Pfeiler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pfeiler family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Pfeiler families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Pfeiler family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Pfeiler's in USA. New York had the highest population of Pfeiler families in 1840.
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What did your Pfeiler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Pfeiler. 34% of Pfeiler men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
    34%
  • Laborer
    34%
  • Baker
    9%
  • Proprietor
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 450 immigration records available for the last name Pfeiler. 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 768 military records available for the last name Pfeiler. For the veterans among your Pfeiler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pfeiler lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Pfeiler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Pfeiler in 1965 was 54, and 77 in 2004.

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