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Mahler Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) (also Mähler); Danish: occupational name for a painter especially a painter of stained glass from an agent derivative of German malen to paint (Middle High German mālen Old High German mālōn ‘to mark’ from māl ‘point mark’).

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


Similar surnames: Zahler, Mehler, Maller, Mandler, Marler, Kahler, Mauer, Sadler

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Where is the Mahler family from?

You can see how Mahler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mahler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mahler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Mahler families living in Indiana. This was about 38% of all the recorded Mahler's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Mahler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mahler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mahler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mahler. 13% of Mahler men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Mahler women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mahler were Clerk and Teacher. .

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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
    13%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Teacher
    8%
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Mahler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mahler 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Mahler. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Mahler. For the veterans among your Mahler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mahler lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Mahler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Mahler in 1946 was 65, and 77 in 2004.

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