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Oler Family History

Oler Name Meaning

Variant of German Ohler.

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


Similar surnames: Oller, Oley, Oder, Omer, Koler, Moler, Osler, Boler, Ober, Older

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Where is the Oler family from?

You can see how Oler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oler family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Oler families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Oler families living in Ohio. This was about 35% of all the recorded Oler's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Oler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Oler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Oler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Oler. 23% of Oler men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Oler women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oler were Salesman and Typist.

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farm Operator
    10%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    20%
  • Saleslady
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Typist
    14%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Oler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oler 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 555 immigration records available for the last name Oler. 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 794 military records available for the last name Oler. For the veterans among your Oler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oler lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Oler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Oler in 1945 was 40, and 78 in 2004.

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