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Adler Name Meaning

German: from Adler ‘eagle’, denoting someone living in a house identified by the sign of an eagle. The German noun is from Middle High German adelar, itself a compound of adel ‘noble’ + ar ‘eagle’. This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe, being found for example in Czech, Polish, Slovenian, and Hungarian (Ádler). Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name meaning ‘eagle’.

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

Similar surnames: Ader, Nadler, Wadler, Galler, Sadler, Axler, Bader, Alber, Radler

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Where is the Adler family from?

You can see how Adler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Adler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Adler families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Adler families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 29% of all the recorded Adler's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Adler families in 1840.
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What did your Adler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Adler. 14% of Adler men worked as a Salesman and 9% of Adler women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Adler were Farmer and Clerk. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Proprietor
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Saleslady
  • Bookkeeper
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 82,000 census records available for the last name Adler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Adler 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 41,000 immigration records available for the last name Adler. 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 38,000 military records available for the last name Adler. For the veterans among your Adler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Adler lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Adler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Adler in 1943 was 52, and 80 in 2004.

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