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Beeler Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Biehler (see Buehler). Possibly a habitational name for someone from places called Bielen, Bielau, or Biehla, all in eastern Germany, or from Biel in Switzerland. Compare Bieler 3.

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


Similar surnames: Bieler, Peeler, Behler, Betler, Beehler, Bealer, Keeler, Beller

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Where is the Beeler family from?

You can see how Beeler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beeler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Beeler families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 17 Beeler families living in Ohio. This was about 23% of all the recorded Beeler's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Beeler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Beeler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Beeler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Beeler. 21% of Beeler men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Beeler women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beeler were Truck Driver and Teacher.

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Saleslady
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Beeler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beeler 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 Beeler. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Beeler. For the veterans among your Beeler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beeler lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Beeler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Beeler in 1948 was 48, and 76 in 2004.

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