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Hemler Family History

Hemler Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a castrator of rams, from Middle High German hamel ‘ram’ + the agent suffix -er.

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


Similar surnames: Kemler, Semler, Demler, Heller, Hegler, Hammer, Heiler, Dimler, Heier

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Where is the Hemler family from?

You can see how Hemler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hemler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hemler families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Hemler families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 86% of all the recorded Hemler's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hemler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hemler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hemler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hemler. 31% of Hemler men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Hemler women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hemler were Mechanic and Paster.

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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
    31%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Mechanic
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    24%
  • Packer
    16%
  • None
    12%
  • Paster
    12%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hemler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hemler 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 253 immigration records available for the last name Hemler. 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 526 military records available for the last name Hemler. For the veterans among your Hemler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hemler lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Hemler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Hemler in 1950 was 23, and 71 in 2004.

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