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Sadler Name Meaning

English and German: occupational name for a maker of saddles, from an agent derivative of Middle English, Middle High German, Middle Low German sadel ‘saddle’.

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


Similar surnames: Nadler, Stadler, Saler, Sandler, Sudler, Wadler, Adler, Saeger

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Where is the Sadler family from?

You can see how Sadler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sadler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sadler families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 34 Sadler families living in Virginia. This was about 14% of all the recorded Sadler's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Sadler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sadler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sadler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sadler. 17% of Sadler men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Sadler women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sadler were Farm Laborer 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
    17%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Farm Laborer
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Maid
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Teacher
    6%
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Census Records

There are 242,000 census records available for the last name Sadler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sadler 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 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Sadler. 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 27,000 military records available for the last name Sadler. For the veterans among your Sadler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sadler lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Sadler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Sadler in 1940 was 33, and 73 in 2004.

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