Oyler Family History

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Oyler Name Meaning

English: occupational name for an extractor or seller of oil, from a metathesized form of Anglo-Norman French olier (from oile ‘oil’, Latin oleum ‘(olive) oil’; compare Oliva). In northern England linseed oil obtained from locally grown flax was more common than olive oil. English: from the Continental Germanic personal name Odilard, Oilard, introduced by the Normans. Americanized spelling of German Euler or of Swabian Äuler, a topographic name for someone who lived by a water meadow, Äule, a diminutive of Au.

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

Similar surnames: Ohler, Eyler, Oller, Tyer, Pooler, Tyler, Dyer, Ocker, Koller, Osmer

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Oyler Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Oyler name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Oyler. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Oyler Family Origin

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Oyler Family Occupations

What did your Oyler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Oyler family was Blacksmith. The most common Oyler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Oyler's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oyler.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith


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Oyler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Oyler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oyler census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Oyler. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Oyler. For the veterans among your Oyler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oyler Life Expectancy

What is the average Oyler lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Oyler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Oyler in 1950 was 30, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oyler ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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