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Iler Family History

Iler Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Eiler.

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


Similar surnames: Siler, Iley, Filer, Izer, Oiler, Wiler, Hiler, Iser, Kyer, Wiser

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Where is the Iler family from?

You can see how Iler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Iler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Iler families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 16 Iler families living in Ohio. This was about 27% of all the recorded Iler's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Iler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Iler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Iler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Iler. 22% of Iler men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Iler women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Iler were Farm Laborer and Practical Nurse.

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Housework
    11%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Practical Nurse
    9%
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What Iler family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Iler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Iler 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 861 immigration records available for the last name Iler. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Iler. For the veterans among your Iler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Iler lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Iler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Iler in 1954 was 49, and 73 in 2004.

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