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Pile Name Meaning

English (Devon): variant spelling of Pyle. French: of uncertain origin: perhaps from Old French pile ‘trough’, a topographic name for someone who lived in a hollow, or alternatively a habitational name from any of the minor places named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Pine, Pille, Pike, Pill, Lile, Pipe, Kile, Pyle, Pla, Wile

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Where is the Pile family from?

You can see how Pile families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pile family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pile families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 44 Pile families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 46% of all the recorded Pile's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Pile families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pile surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pile ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pile. 32% of Pile men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Pile women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pile were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.

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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
    32%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    25%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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Census Records

There are 47,000 census records available for the last name Pile. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pile 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Pile. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Pile. For the veterans among your Pile ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pile lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Pile life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Pile in 1942 was 54, and 73 in 2004.

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