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Kiesler Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of gravelly land (see Kiesel), or habitational name for someone from a place named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Kieler, Kissler, Diestler, Giesler, Risler, Kiecker, Kuebler, Kieser

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Where is the Kiesler family from?

You can see how Kiesler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kiesler family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Kiesler families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Kiesler family living in Maryland. This was about 33% of all the recorded Kiesler's in the USA. Maryland and 2 other states had the highest population of Kiesler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kiesler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kiesler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kiesler. 21% of Kiesler men worked as a Farmer and 31% of Kiesler women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kiesler were Salesman and Secretary.

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Salesman
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    31%
  • Operator
    31%
  • Stenographer
    24%
  • Secretary
    16%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kiesler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kiesler 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 628 immigration records available for the last name Kiesler. 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 805 military records available for the last name Kiesler. For the veterans among your Kiesler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kiesler lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Kiesler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kiesler in 1961 was 76, and 82 in 2004.

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