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Stile Name Meaning

English: from Middle English stile stigel stighel stikel steghel stekel ‘stile’ also ‘steep ascent’ (Old English stigel stigol). The surname is usually topographic for someone who lived by a stile or steep ascent and occasionally habitational from a place so named such as Stile in Castle Sowerby (Cumberland) Steel (Shropshire) and perhaps Steel (Northumberland). Americanized form of German Steil . Italian (Campania): possibly a nickname from stile ‘stylus’ or from a variant of stilo ‘dagger’.

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

Similar surnames: Still, Stine, Staple, Stipe, Saile, Sole, Style, Stille, Stice, Stone

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Where is the Stile family from?

You can see how Stile families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stile family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stile families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Stile families living in New Jersey. This was about 18% of all the recorded Stile's in USA. New Jersey and 3 other states had the highest population of Stile families in 1840.
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What did your Stile ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stile. 29% of Stile men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Stile women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stile were Chauffeur and Laborer. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Chauffeur

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Stile. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stile 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 533 immigration records available for the last name Stile. 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 880 military records available for the last name Stile. For the veterans among your Stile ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stile lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Stile life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Stile in 1954 was 50, and 85 in 2004.

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