Dengler Family History

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Dengler Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a knife-sharpener, from an agent derivative of Middle High German tengelen ‘to sharpen instruments’ (such as large knives, sickles, and scythes), originally by carefully angled hammer blows (from Old High German tangol ‘hammer’).

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

Similar surnames: Degler, Gengler, Daigler, Tingler, Dennler, Demler, Fendler, Dentler

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Dengler Family Origin

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Dengler Family Occupations

What did your Dengler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dengler. The most common Dengler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Dengler's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dengler family was Shoemaker.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Shoemaker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dengler ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dengler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Dengler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dengler census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Dengler. 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 Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Dengler. For the veterans among your Dengler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dengler Life Expectancy

What is the average Dengler lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Dengler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Dengler in 1948 was 52, and 72 in 2004.

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