Piel Family History

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Piel Name Meaning

North German: equivalent of Pfeil. East German (of Slavic origin): Sorbian short form of a personal name equivalent to Phillip.

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


Similar surnames: Kiel, Pihl, Ziel, Piet, Piehl, Axel, Poll, Piela, Giel, Pies

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Piel Family Origin

Where is the Piel family from?

Piel Family Occupations

What did your Piel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Piel family was Book Keeper. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Piel. The most common Piel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Piel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Carpenter

    10%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Book Keeper

    4%

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

Piel Historical Records

What Piel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Piel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Piel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Piel

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Piel. 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 Piel. For the veterans among your Piel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Piel Life Expectancy

What is the average Piel lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Piel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Piel in 1956 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Piel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Piel 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.

Famous Piel Family

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Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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