Thiel Family History

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Thiel Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: reduced form of the personal name Thietilo, an early medieval pet form of Dietrich (German), Diederik (Dutch), or from some other compound name with the same first element. Eastern German: from a short form of Sorbian Bartyl, from the personal name Bartholomäus (see Bartholomew).

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

Similar surnames: Theel, Thies, Thie, Thiem, Tafel, Thoen, Thiede, Till, Then, Thiele

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Thiel Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Thiel name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Thiel. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Thiel Family Origin

Where is the Thiel family from?

Thiel Family Occupations

What did your Thiel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thiel. A less common occupation for the Thiel family was Laborer. The most common Thiel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Thiel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith

  • Laborer


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

Thiel Historical Records

What Thiel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Thiel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thiel 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Thiel. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Thiel. For the veterans among your Thiel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thiel Life Expectancy

What is the average Thiel lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Thiel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Thiel in 1943 was 67, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Thiel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Thiel 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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