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Meisler Name Meaning

German: variant of Meissler an occupational name for someone who used a chisel in his work from Middle High German meizel ‘chisel’ + the agent suffix -er or a nickname for a philanderer from the same word in the sense ‘penis’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Meisel .

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


Similar surnames: Reisler, Zeisler, Neisler, Meister, Geisler, Weisler, Keisler

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Where is the Meisler family from?

You can see how Meisler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Meisler family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Meisler families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Meisler families living in New York. This was about 17% of all the recorded Meisler's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Meisler families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Meisler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Meisler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Examiner were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Meisler. 25% of Meisler men worked as a Salesman and 34% of Meisler women worked as an Examiner. Some less common occupations for Americans named Meisler were Laborer and Beautician. .

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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

  • Salesman
    25%
  • Painter
    14%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Laborer
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Examiner
    34%
  • New Worker
    34%
  • Beautician
    34%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Meisler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meisler 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 848 immigration records available for the last name Meisler. 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 391 military records available for the last name Meisler. For the veterans among your Meisler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Meisler lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Meisler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Meisler in 1959 was 49, and 90 in 2004.

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