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Emler Family History

Emler Name Meaning

from the Germanic personal name Amalhari, composed of the elements amal ‘strength’, ‘vigor’ + hari, heri ‘army’. possibly a variant spelling of Emmler, a habitational name for someone from Emmeln in northwestern Germany.

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


Similar surnames: Emley, Eller, Omer, Demler, Exler, Imler, Emmert, Hegler, Emmer, Eger

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Where is the Emler family from?

You can see how Emler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Emler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Emler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Emler families living in North Carolina. This was about 56% of all the recorded Emler's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Emler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Emler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Emler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Emler. 25% of Emler men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Emler women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Emler were Clerk and Teacher. .

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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

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • Sales Girl
    25%
  • Secretary
    25%
  • Teacher
    25%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Emler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Emler 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 Emler. 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 748 military records available for the last name Emler. For the veterans among your Emler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Emler lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Emler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Emler in 1947 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

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