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Roessler Name Meaning

German (mainly Rössler): occupational name for someone who bred handled worked rode or owned horses from an agent derivative of Middle High German ros ‘horse steed’. Compare Rossler . Jewish (Ashkenazic; also Rössler): from German Ross ‘horse’ + the agent suffix -ler either an occupational name (see 1 above) or a name distributed at random by Austrian clerks.

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


Similar surnames: Rossler, Roesler, Roesser, Rosler, Dressler, Fessler, Kessler

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Where is the Roessler family from?

You can see how Roessler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roessler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Roessler families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 44 Roessler families living in Wisconsin. This was about 19% of all the recorded Roessler's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Roessler families in 1880.
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What did your Roessler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Roessler. 12% of Roessler men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Roessler women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Roessler were Clerk 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
    12%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Maid
    11%
  • Clerk
    8%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Roessler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roessler 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Roessler. 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 Roessler. For the veterans among your Roessler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Roessler lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Roessler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Roessler in 1943 was 38, and 83 in 2004.

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