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Ohler Name Meaning

German:: (also Öhler): occupational name for an extractor or seller of culinary oil or for a soap maker from Middle High German öler an agent derivative of öl ol ‘oil’ from Latin oleum ‘(olive) oil’. in some western parts of Germany an occupational name for a potter Middle High German ollære from Latin ollarius ‘potter’ from olla ‘pot’. (Öhler): patronymic from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with ōd ‘possession’.

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


Similar surnames: Oyler, Ohmer, Oehler, Ohle, Pohler, Oller, Kohler, Koller, Mahler

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Where is the Ohler family from?

You can see how Ohler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ohler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ohler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Ohler families living in Maryland. This was about 37% of all the recorded Ohler's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Ohler families in 1840.
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What did your Ohler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ohler. 21% of Ohler men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Ohler women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ohler were Salesman and Housewife. .

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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
    21%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Miner
    8%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Seamstress
    11%
  • Housewife
    10%
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Ohler lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Ohler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Ohler in 1940 was 65, and 77 in 2004.

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