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Fackler Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a torch maker or for someone whose job was to light or carry a torch from Middle High German vackel ‘torch’ + agent suffix -er; later fackeln took on the meaning of ‘to waver shilly-shally’ hence a nickname for a wavering hesitating person. East German: from a short form of the Slavic personal name Wenceslaw or other Slavic names beginning with Vech- or Vach. Americanized form of German Fachler an occupational name for a surveyor of fish pens (see Fecher ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Mackler, Hackler, Heckler, Kackley, Backer, Pickler, Hacker, Fassler

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Where is the Fackler family from?

You can see how Fackler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fackler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fackler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Fackler families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 45% of all the recorded Fackler's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Fackler families in 1840.
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What did your Fackler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fackler. 25% of Fackler men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Fackler women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fackler were Clerk and Housewife. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Waitress
  • Housewife
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Passenger Lists

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What is the average Fackler lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Fackler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Fackler in 1944 was 39, and 78 in 2004.

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