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Roethler Name Meaning

German (Röthler):: occupational name for a scribe or registrar from an agent derivative of Middle High German rodel ‘list roll’ (from Latin rotula ‘scroll’). from a variant of Rödler a pet form of the personal name Rudolf .

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


Similar surnames: Roethle, Roesler, Roessler, Roether, Oehler, Rother, Kohler, Poehler

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Where is the Roethler family from?

You can see how Roethler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roethler family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Roethler families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 25 Roethler families living in Iowa. This was 100% of all the recorded Roethler's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Roethler families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Roethler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Roethler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Roethler. 40% of Roethler men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Roethler women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Roethler were Assembly Machinist and Teacher. .

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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
    40%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farming
    9%
  • Assembly Machinist
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    40%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Waitress
    20%
  • Teacher
    20%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Roethler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roethler 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 48 immigration records available for the last name Roethler. 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 313 military records available for the last name Roethler. For the veterans among your Roethler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Roethler lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Roethler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Roethler in 1957 was 61, and 76 in 2004.

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