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Mailer Family History

Mailer Name Meaning

occupational name for an enameler, Middle English ameilleur, Old French esmaillier. habitational name from Mailer in Perthshire.

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


Similar surnames: Marler, Madler, Mander, Mahler, Bailer, Mauler, Mailey, Galler

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Where is the Mailer family from?

You can see how Mailer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mailer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mailer families were found in and Scotland in 1841and Scotland in 1851and Scotland in 1861and Scotland in 1871and Scotland in 1881and Scotland in 1891and Scotland in 1901. In 1840 there were 3 Mailer families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Mailer's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Mailer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mailer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mailer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mailer. 34% of Mailer men worked as a Laborer.

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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
    34%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Proprietor
    17%
  • Dentist
    17%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    100%
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What Mailer family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Mailer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mailer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Mailer. 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 945 military records available for the last name Mailer. For the veterans among your Mailer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mailer lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2003, in the United States, Mailer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Mailer in 1966 was 87, and 64 in 2003.

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