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Gisler Name Meaning

Swiss German: occupational name for an official who collected fines; presumably the word is related to German Geisel ‘hostage’ which in turn may be a loanword from Celtic with the meaning ‘pawn’. Altered form of German Geisler .

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


Similar surnames: Giesler, Geisler, Risler, Sisler, Disler, Wisler, Gigler, Isler

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Where is the Gisler family from?

You can see how Gisler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gisler family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Gisler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Gisler families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Gisler's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Gisler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gisler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gisler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gisler. 19% of Gisler men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Gisler women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gisler were Salesman and Secretary. .

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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
    19%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Rancher
    10%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    43%
  • Stenographer
    27%
  • Saleslady
    11%
  • Secretary
    11%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Gisler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gisler 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 Gisler. 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 533 military records available for the last name Gisler. For the veterans among your Gisler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gisler lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Gisler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gisler in 1957 was 61, and 85 in 2004.

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