Theil Family History

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Theil Name Meaning

French: topographic name from a central and western form for tilleul ‘lime tree’, more frequently seen as Dutheil, Deltheil (with the fused preposition). North German: variant of Theel. Altered spelling of German Thiel.

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

Similar surnames: Theel, Theile, Heil, Thein, Theis, Keil, Peil, Hehl, Pheil, Veil

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Theil Family Origin

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Theil Family Occupations

What did your Theil ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Theil occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Theil's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Theil family was Farm. Farmer, Laborer and Brick Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Theil.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Brick Mason

  • Farm


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

Theil Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Theil. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Theil census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Theil. 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 37,000 military records available for the last name Theil. For the veterans among your Theil ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Theil Life Expectancy

What is the average Theil lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Theil life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Theil in 1962 was 75, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Theil

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Theil 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.

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