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Kohler Family History

Kohler Name Meaning

German (also Köhler): occupational name for a charcoal burner from Middle High German kol ‘(char)coal’ + the agent suffix -er. The form Kohler is typically South German. Compare Koehler . Germanized form of Czech Kolář Slovak Kolár Sorbian Kołaŕ Kółaŕ and Slovenian and Croatian Kolar ‘wheelwright cartwright’.

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

Similar surnames: Koller, Ohler, Kogler, Kugler, Kahler, Kaehler, Kober, Mahler, Pohler

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Where is the Kohler family from?

You can see how Kohler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kohler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kohler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 41 Kohler families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 75% of all the recorded Kohler's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kohler families in 1840.
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What did your Kohler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kohler. 13% of Kohler men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Kohler women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kohler were Clerk and Waitress. .

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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
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 81,000 census records available for the last name Kohler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kohler 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 29,000 immigration records available for the last name Kohler. 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 49,000 military records available for the last name Kohler. For the veterans among your Kohler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kohler lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Kohler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kohler in 1943 was 33, and 72 in 2004.

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