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Esler Family History

Esler Name Meaning

German: nickname or occupational name for someone who drove donkeys from Middle High German esel ‘donkey’ + the agent suffix -er. This surname is very rare in Germany; it is more common in Northern Ireland (in Ulster particularly County Antrim).

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


Similar surnames: Exler, Erler, Esser, Euler, Ester, Besler, Eller, Esper, Hemler

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Where is the Esler family from?

You can see how Esler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Esler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Esler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Esler families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 43% of all the recorded Esler's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Esler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Esler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Esler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Esler. 20% of Esler men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Esler women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Esler were Salesman 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
    20%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    21%
  • Secretary
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Teacher
    11%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Esler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Esler 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Esler. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Esler. For the veterans among your Esler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Esler lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Esler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Esler in 1946 was 25, and 72 in 2004.

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