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Pichler Name Meaning

South German (Bavaria Austrian Tyrol): topographic name from pichl pühl ‘hill’; in Tyrol it tends to be a habitational name for someone from a farm named with this word. It is also found in Hungary Czechia Slovakia Croatia and Slovenia (compare 3 below). North German: nickname for a drinker from an agent derivative of Low German (Westphalia) picheln ‘to drink’. Germanized form of Slovenian and Croatian Pihler and also of Slovenian Pihlar surnames of German origin (see 1 above).

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


Similar surnames: Bichler, Piehler, Kichler, Picker, Dichter, Pickler, Lichter, Eicher

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Where is the Pichler family from?

You can see how Pichler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pichler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Pichler families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Pichler families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Pichler's in USA. New York had the highest population of Pichler families in 1880.
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What did your Pichler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Machine Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pichler. 25% of Pichler men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Pichler women worked as a Machine Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pichler were Mechanic and Seamstress. .

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Mechanic
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Machine Operator
    20%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Seamstress
    20%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Pichler. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Pichler. For the veterans among your Pichler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pichler lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Pichler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Pichler in 1948 was 53, and 63 in 2004.

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