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Eichler Name Meaning

South German: variant of Eich, the -ler suffix denoting association.

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


Similar surnames: Eichner, Bichler, Eicher, Bechler, Beichler, Eisler, Eccher, Eiche

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Where is the Eichler family from?

You can see how Eichler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eichler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Eichler families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Eichler families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Eichler's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Eichler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Eichler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Eichler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Eichler. 14% of Eichler men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Eichler women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eichler were Machinist and Stenographer.

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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
    14%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Machinist
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Eichler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eichler 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Eichler. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Eichler. For the veterans among your Eichler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eichler lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Eichler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Eichler in 1947 was 29, and 80 in 2004.

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