Galer Family History

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Galer Name Meaning

English: variant of Gale 3. Possibly a respelling of German Gähler, a variant of Gehler.

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

Similar surnames: Haler, Gales, Saler, Gaber, Galen, Galler, Paler, Maler, Gager

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Galer Family Origin

Where is the Galer family from?

Galer Family Occupations

What did your Galer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Galer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Galer's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Galer. A less common occupation for the Galer family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farming


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

Galer Historical Records

What Galer family records will you find?

Census Record

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

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Galer Life Expectancy

What is the average Galer lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Galer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Galer in 1953 was 33, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Galer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Galer 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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