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Nestler Family History

Nestler Name Meaning

German and Dutch: occupational name for a maker of strings and laces, from Middle High German, Middle Dutch nestel ‘(shoe)lace’, ‘drawstring’ + the agent suffix -er.

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

Similar surnames: Nester, Netzer, Esler, Diestler, Nesser, Ostler, Pester, Zettler

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Where is the Nestler family from?

You can see how Nestler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nestler family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Nestler families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Nestler family living in Indiana. This was about 33% of all the recorded Nestler's in the USA. Indiana and 2 other states had the highest population of Nestler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nestler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nestler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nestler. 17% of Nestler men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Nestler women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nestler were Painter and Housework.

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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
  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Painter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Waitress
  • Housewife
  • Housework
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Nestler lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Nestler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Nestler in 1944 was 27, and 79 in 2004.

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