Exler Family History

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Exler Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Öchsler, from Middle High German ochse ‘ox’ + diminutive suffix -l + -er suffix denoting human agency; an occupational name for someone who tended cattle or for a cattle dealer, or a nickname for a farmer who used oxen for plowing.

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

Similar surnames: Erler, Esler, Euler, Eller, Exley, Hegler, Zeiler, Eyler, Hemler

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Exler Family Origin

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Exler Family Occupations

What did your Exler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Exler family was Blacksmith. The most common Exler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Exler's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Exler.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Barber

  • Blacksmith


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

Exler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Exler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Exler 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 325 immigration records available for the last name Exler. 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 598 military records available for the last name Exler. For the veterans among your Exler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Exler Life Expectancy

What is the average Exler lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Exler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Exler in 1945 was 43, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Exler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Exler 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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