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Kaler Family History

Kaler Name Meaning

German: variant spelling of Kahler or Köhler (see Koehler). Probably an Americanized form of German Kehler.

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


Similar surnames: Caler, Kaley, Saler, Kapler, Faler, Kalen, Kamler, Kahler, Kamer

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Where is the Kaler family from?

You can see how Kaler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kaler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kaler families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 29 Kaler families living in Maine. This was about 45% of all the recorded Kaler's in the USA. Maine had the highest population of Kaler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kaler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kaler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kaler. 21% of Kaler men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Kaler women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kaler were Clerk 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

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Kaler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kaler 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 800 immigration records available for the last name Kaler. 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 Kaler. For the veterans among your Kaler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kaler lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kaler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kaler in 1944 was 33, and 77 in 2004.

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