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Cler Family History

Cler Name Meaning

French: variant of Clair.

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


Similar surnames: Clar, Clerk, Clear, Clee, Oler, Cale, Clerc, Oyer, Chew, Ales

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Where is the Cler family from?

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

What did your Cler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cler. 46% of Cler men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    46%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Shipping Clerk
    10%
  • Painter
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Nurse
    100%
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What Cler family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Cler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cler 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 407 immigration records available for the last name Cler. 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 Cler. For the veterans among your Cler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cler lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Cler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Cler in 1963 was 75, and 79 in 2004.

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