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Keiler Family History

Keiler Name Meaning

occupational name for a maker of wooden pegs and wedges or a woodchopper, from an agent derivative of Middle High German kil ‘wedge’, ‘wooden peg’. possibly a derivative of Geil (see Keil 2).

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


Similar surnames: Seiler, Keisler, Kepler, Kemler, Keller, Beiler, Keeler, Keuler

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Where is the Keiler family from?

You can see how Keiler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keiler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Keiler families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Keiler families living in Maryland. This was about 43% of all the recorded Keiler's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Keiler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Keiler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Keiler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Keiler. 24% of Keiler men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Keiler women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Keiler were Farmer and Housework.

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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
    24%
  • Attendant
    20%
  • Caretaker
    10%
  • Farmer
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    25%
  • Stenographer
    25%
  • Operator
    25%
  • Housework
    25%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Keiler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keiler 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 889 immigration records available for the last name Keiler. 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 Keiler. For the veterans among your Keiler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Keiler lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Keiler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Keiler in 1962 was 83, and 88 in 2004.

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