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Pohler Name Meaning

North German (also Pöhler):: topographic name for someone who lived by a muddy pool (see Pohl ) or a habitational name for someone from any of several places called Pohl Pohle or Pohla. from a shortened and altered pet form of a personal name formed with Old High German bald ‘bold brave’. Compare Poehler .

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


Similar surnames: Pooler, Ohler, Pohle, Poehler, Koller, Wohler, Kohler, Peeler, Goller

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Where is the Pohler family from?

You can see how Pohler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pohler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Pohler families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 25 Pohler families living in Indiana. This was about 37% of all the recorded Pohler's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Pohler families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pohler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pohler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pohler. 26% of Pohler men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Pohler women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pohler were Carpenter and Clerk. .

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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
    26%
  • Proprietor
    13%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Carpenter
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    43%
  • Teacher
    29%
  • Clerk
    29%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Pohler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pohler 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 708 immigration records available for the last name Pohler. 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 764 military records available for the last name Pohler. For the veterans among your Pohler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pohler lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Pohler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Pohler in 1963 was 80, and 87 in 2004.

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