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Pyle Name Meaning

English: from Middle English pile ‘stake’, ‘post’ (via Old English from Latin pilum ‘spike’, ‘javelin’), hence a topographic name for someone who lived near a stake or post serving as a landmark or a metonymic occupational name for a stake maker or a nickname for a tall strong man. Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a marksman or an arrowsmith, from pijl ‘arrow’.

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


Similar surnames: Lyle, Pye, Pile, Tye, Palm, Page, Nye, Hyde, Pane, Lile

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Where is the Pyle family from?

You can see how Pyle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pyle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pyle families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 79 Pyle families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 48% of all the recorded Pyle's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Pyle families in 1840.
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What did your Pyle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pyle. 17% of Pyle men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Pyle women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pyle 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
    17%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Pyle. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Pyle. For the veterans among your Pyle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pyle lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Pyle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Pyle in 1943 was 45, and 78 in 2004.

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