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Roesler Name Meaning

German (mainly Rösler): occupational name for a rose grower from an agent derivative of Middle High German rōse ‘rose’ or a habitational name for someone who lived at a house named ‘At the Rose’. German (mainly Rösler): variant of Rössler (see Roessler ) and in eastern Germany of Resler . German (mainly Rösler): from an agent derivative of Middle High German rœse ‘pool where hemp and flax were retted’. German (mainly Rösler): from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with hrōd ‘renown’. Compare Rosler . Jewish (Ashkenazic; also Rösler): variant of Roessler 2 and Rosler

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


Similar surnames: Rosler, Roessler, Roeser, Rossler, Rossner, Hosler, Roesser, Roemer

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Where is the Roesler family from?

You can see how Roesler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roesler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Roesler families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 33 Roesler families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 21% of all the recorded Roesler's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Roesler families in 1880.
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What did your Roesler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Roesler. 25% of Roesler men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Roesler women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Roesler were Carpenter and Waitress. .

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    22%
  • Bookkeeper
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Waitress
    11%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Roesler. For the veterans among your Roesler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Roesler lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Roesler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Roesler in 1950 was 39, and 82 in 2004.

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