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Presler Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Pressler 1. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for someone who ironed clothes, from Yiddish pres ‘flat iron’ + the agent suffix -ler.

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

Similar surnames: Presser, Pressler, Bresler, Tesler, Preller, Preslar, Wiesler

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Where is the Presler family from?

You can see how Presler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Presler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Presler families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Presler families living in Ohio. This was about 23% of all the recorded Presler's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Presler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Presler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Presler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Presler. 35% of Presler men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Presler women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Presler were Agent and Housework.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Agent

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Farmer
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Presler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Presler 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 344 immigration records available for the last name Presler. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Presler. For the veterans among your Presler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Presler lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Presler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Presler in 1959 was 52, and 80 in 2004.

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