Detwiler Family History

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Detwiler Name Meaning

Variant spelling of German Detweiler, or a habitational name for someone from a farm named Dettwyl in Aargau canton, Switzerland.

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


Similar surnames: Detweiler, Dettwiler, Tutwiler, Detter, Mettler, Weiler, Dehler

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Detwiler Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Detwiler name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Detwiler. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    48%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    15%

  • European Jewish

    4%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

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Detwiler Family Origin

Where is the Detwiler family from?

Detwiler Family Occupations

What did your Detwiler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Detwiler family was Keeping House. The most common Detwiler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Detwiler's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Detwiler.

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Keeping House

    3%

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

Detwiler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Detwiler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Detwiler 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Detwiler. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Detwiler. For the veterans among your Detwiler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Detwiler Life Expectancy

What is the average Detwiler lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Detwiler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Detwiler in 1944 was 47, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Detwiler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Detwiler ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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