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Kissler Name Meaning

German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German kis ‘gravel low grade iron ore’ (Old High German kisil ‘pebble’); probably a topographic name for someone living in an area of poor land covered with coarse sand and pebbles or an occupational name for an iron worker.

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


Similar surnames: Kessler, Kiesler, Kistler, Fessler, Kensler, Kieser, Keisler, Kasser

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Where is the Kissler family from?

You can see how Kissler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kissler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kissler families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Kissler families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 40% of all the recorded Kissler's in USA. Pennsylvania and 1 other state had the highest population of Kissler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kissler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kissler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kissler. 25% of Kissler men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Kissler women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kissler were Clerk and Maid. .

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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
    25%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    14%
  • Operator
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Maid
    11%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kissler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kissler 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 568 immigration records available for the last name Kissler. 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 Kissler. For the veterans among your Kissler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kissler lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Kissler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Kissler in 1958 was 69, and 87 in 2004.

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