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Tesler Family History

Tesler Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): occupational name from Yiddish tesler ‘carpenter’. English: variant of Tessler. German: variant of Tescher.

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


Similar surnames: Tessler, Teller, Tesser, Kesler, Tester, Besler, Esler, Tisler, Esser

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Where is the Tesler family from?

You can see how Tesler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tesler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tesler families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Tesler family living in Indiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Tesler's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Tesler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tesler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tesler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tesler. 27% of Tesler men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Tesler women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tesler were Mattresser and Saleslady.

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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

  • Laborer
    27%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Mattresser
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    30%
  • Bookkeeper
    30%
  • Waitress
    20%
  • Saleslady
    20%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Tesler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tesler 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 821 immigration records available for the last name Tesler. 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 203 military records available for the last name Tesler. For the veterans among your Tesler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tesler lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Tesler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Tesler in 1963 was 86, and 84 in 2004.

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