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Kieler Name Meaning

North German and Danish: topographic name for someone living by a long narrow bay or habitational name for someone from the city of Kiel in Schleswig-Holstein (see Kiel ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Kiesler, Bieler, Wieler, Keeler, Kieper, Kiefer, Koller, Kleber

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Where is the Kieler family from?

You can see how Kieler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kieler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kieler families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Kieler family living in Vermont. This was 100% of all the recorded Kieler's in USA. Vermont had the highest population of Kieler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kieler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kieler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kieler. 32% of Kieler men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Kieler women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kieler were Attendant and Office Clerk. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Attendant

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Home
  • Office Clerk
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kieler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kieler 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 340 immigration records available for the last name Kieler. 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 829 military records available for the last name Kieler. For the veterans among your Kieler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kieler lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Kieler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kieler in 1957 was 54, and 82 in 2004.

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