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Oehler Name Meaning

South German (also Öhler):: occupational name a variant of Ohler . from a short form of Oehlrich a personal name formed with Old Saxon ōd- ‘possession’.

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


Similar surnames: Ohler, Oehlert, Dehler, Mehler, Fehler, Behler, Kehler, Hegler

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Where is the Oehler family from?

You can see how Oehler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oehler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Oehler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Oehler families living in North Carolina. This was about 56% of all the recorded Oehler's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Oehler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Oehler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Oehler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Oehler. 17% of Oehler men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Oehler women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oehler were Salesman and Clerk. .

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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

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Housework
    11%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Oehler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oehler 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 Oehler. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Oehler. For the veterans among your Oehler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oehler lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Oehler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Oehler in 1950 was 53, and 81 in 2004.

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