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Semler Family History

Semler Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a baker of white rolls, from an agent derivative of Middle High German semel, German Semmel, Yiddish zeml ‘white bread roll’ (from Middle High German semel(e), simel ‘fine wheat flour’). Such rolls were in contrast to the coarse rye bread that was and is the norm in many households.

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

37,712 Historical Documents with Semler on Ancestry.com
12,771 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,450 Military Records
1,563 Immigration Records
6,727 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Semler Families

  • Number of Semler families
     31 - 59
     11 - 30
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Semler families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Semler last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Semler Family Origin

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Semler Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Semler

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Semler Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Semler census records

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Semler Civil War Service Records

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