Erler Family History

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Erler Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived among alder trees, from Middle High German erle ‘alder’ + -er, suffix denoting an inhabitant.

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


Similar surnames: Erle, Exler, Eller, Esler, Erker, Erber, Euler, Eder, Hegler, Hemler

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Erler Family Origin

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Erler Family Occupations

What did your Erler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Erler family was Boot & Shoe Maker. The most common Erler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Erler's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Shoe Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Erler.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Keeping House

    15%
  • Shoe Maker

    10%
  • Boot & Shoe Maker

    5%

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

Erler Historical Records

What Erler family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Erler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Erler 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Erler. 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 Erler. For the veterans among your Erler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Erler Life Expectancy

What is the average Erler lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Erler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Erler in 1947 was 72, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Erler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Erler 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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