Erle Family History

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Erle Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived near a prominent alder tree or trees, from Middle High German erle ‘alder’.

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


Similar surnames: Erler, Merle, Sale, Pyle, Werle, Ehle, Irle, Perle, Ehrle, Ergle

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Erle Family Origin

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Erle Family Occupations

What did your Erle ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Erle occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Erle's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Erle family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Keeping House and Bank Cashier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Erle.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Bank Cashier

    5%
  • Blacksmith

    5%

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

Erle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Erle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Erle census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Erle

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Erle. 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 Erle. For the veterans among your Erle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Erle Life Expectancy

What is the average Erle lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Erle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Erle in 1958 was 39, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Erle

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Erle 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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