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Poehler Family History

Poehler Name Meaning

North German (Pöhler):: topographic name for someone who lived by a muddy pool from an agent noun derived from Middle Low German pōl ‘(muddy) pool’. from a shortened and altered pet form of a personal name formed with Old High German bald ‘bold brave’. Compare Pohler .

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


Similar surnames: Pohler, Boehle, Poppler, Piehler, Pooler, Pegler, Kuehler, Boehler

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Where is the Poehler family from?

You can see how Poehler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Poehler family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Poehler families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 26 Poehler families living in Illinois. This was about 22% of all the recorded Poehler's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Poehler families in 1880.
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What did your Poehler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Poehler. 43% of Poehler men worked as a Farmer and 38% of Poehler women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Poehler were Electrician and Stenographer. .

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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
    43%
  • Salesman
    25%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Electrician
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    38%
  • Farmer
    38%
  • Stenographer
    25%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Poehler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poehler 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 376 immigration records available for the last name Poehler. 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 596 military records available for the last name Poehler. For the veterans among your Poehler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Poehler lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Poehler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Poehler in 1950 was 46, and 69 in 2004.

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