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Viles Family History

Viles Name Meaning

English: unexplained; possibly a variant spelling of Vials, a variant of Vial. Hispanic: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Vile, Miles, Voiles, Niles, Jiles, Riles, Ailes, Wiles, Vines, Hiles

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Where is the Viles family from?

You can see how Viles families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Viles family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Viles families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 14 Viles families living in Maine. This was about 25% of all the recorded Viles's in the USA. Maine had the highest population of Viles families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Viles surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Viles ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Viles. 22% of Viles men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Viles women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Viles were Farm Laborer and Seamstress.

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • Seamstress
    11%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Viles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Viles 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Viles. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Viles. For the veterans among your Viles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Viles lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Viles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Viles in 1956 was 46, and 72 in 2004.

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