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Beiler Name Meaning

German (Alemannic): from Middle High German beigel beile ‘measuring stick’ (from Late Latin pagella) hence an occupational name for an inspector of measures or a maker of measuring sticks.

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


Similar surnames: Seiler, Besler, Bailer, Beiser, Beller, Keiler, Beiter, Zeiler

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Where is the Beiler family from?

You can see how Beiler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beiler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Beiler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Beiler families living in Ohio. This was about 40% of all the recorded Beiler's in USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Beiler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Beiler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Beiler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Beiler. 33% of Beiler men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Beiler women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beiler 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
    33%
  • Laborer
    26%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Housework
    13%
  • Seamstress
    7%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Beiler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beiler 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 851 immigration records available for the last name Beiler. 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 709 military records available for the last name Beiler. For the veterans among your Beiler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beiler lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Beiler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Beiler in 1951 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

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