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Bieler Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of the many places in eastern Europe whose name incorporates the Slavic element byel- ‘white’. German: occupational name for someone who used or made hatchets; a variant of Biehl, with the addition of the agent suffix -er. German: habitational name for someone from Bielen in Thuringia. Altered spelling of Biehler (a variant of Buehler), or a habitational name from any of places mentioned at Biehle 1.

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


Similar surnames: Biener, Beeler, Wieler, Biller, Bieser, Bitler, Bieber, Kieler

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Where is the Bieler family from?

You can see how Bieler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bieler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bieler families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Bieler family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Bieler's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bieler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bieler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bieler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bieler. 19% of Bieler men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Bieler women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bieler were Manager and Saleswoman.

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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
    19%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Manager
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    20%
  • Saleslady
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Saleswoman
    8%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Bieler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bieler 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 Bieler. 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 Bieler. For the veterans among your Bieler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bieler lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Bieler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Bieler in 1958 was 24, and 82 in 2004.

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