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Gengler Name Meaning

South German: occupational name for a traveling merchant or buyer of coins Middle High German gengeler.

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


Similar surnames: Dengler, Gensler, Hendler, Geiger, Hegler, Geigle, Gaugler, Geller

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Where is the Gengler family from?

You can see how Gengler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gengler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Gengler families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 28 Gengler families living in Iowa. This was about 30% of all the recorded Gengler's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Gengler families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gengler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gengler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gengler. 26% of Gengler men worked as a Farmer and 26% of Gengler women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gengler were Farm Operator and Housekeeper. .

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Farming
    8%
  • Farm Operator
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    26%
  • Operator
    23%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Gengler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gengler 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 588 immigration records available for the last name Gengler. 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 Gengler. For the veterans among your Gengler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gengler lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gengler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gengler in 1944 was 34, and 88 in 2004.

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