Detweiler Family History

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Detweiler Name Meaning

German: habitational name from Detweiler, a village in Zürich canton, Switzerland or from Dettwiller in the Upper Rhine region of France, near Saverne.

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

Similar surnames: Detwiler, Tutwiler, Weiler, Dettwiler, Manweiler, Rothweiler

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Detweiler Family Origin

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Detweiler Family Occupations

What did your Detweiler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Detweiler family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Detweiler. The most common Detweiler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Detweiler's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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Detweiler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Detweiler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Detweiler 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 889 immigration records available for the last name Detweiler. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Detweiler. For the veterans among your Detweiler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Detweiler Life Expectancy

What is the average Detweiler lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Detweiler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Detweiler in 1951 was 52, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Detweiler

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