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Bailer Family History

Bailer Name Meaning

South German: probably an occupational name for a gauger or sealer of barrels, from an agent derivative of Middle High German beil ‘barrel inspection’. See also Beiler. Altered spelling of Böhler (see Boehler). English: variant spelling of Bailor.

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


Similar surnames: Beiler, Basler, Sadler, Bader, Mailer, Mahler, Baller, Bailey, Galler

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Where is the Bailer family from?

You can see how Bailer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bailer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bailer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Bailer families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 40% of all the recorded Bailer's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bailer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bailer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bailer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bailer. 20% of Bailer men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Bailer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bailer were Truck Driver and Secretary.

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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

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    18%
  • Maid
    13%
  • Waitress
    10%
  • Secretary
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 824 immigration records available for the last name Bailer. 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 Bailer. For the veterans among your Bailer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bailer lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Bailer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Bailer in 1962 was 62, and 85 in 2004.

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