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Theiler Family History

Theiler Name Meaning

Swiss German and German: from an agent derivative of Teilen ‘division dividing’ an occupational name for someone responsible for supervising or acting in the division of merchandise (cutting up of cloth in merchants' chambers an activity known as Teilen apportioning the proceeds of cheese-making of a mountain dairy among the participants etc.).

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


Similar surnames: Heiler, Heizer, Treiber, Theimer, Bleiler, Hegler, Pfeiler, Seiler

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Where is the Theiler family from?

You can see how Theiler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Theiler family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Theiler families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 14 Theiler families living in Illinois. This was about 32% of all the recorded Theiler's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Theiler families in 1880.
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What did your Theiler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Theiler. 35% of Theiler men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Theiler women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Theiler were Farm Laborer 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

  • Farmer
    35%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
    50%
  • Waitress
    25%
  • Saleslady
    25%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Theiler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Theiler 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 875 immigration records available for the last name Theiler. 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 822 military records available for the last name Theiler. For the veterans among your Theiler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Theiler lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Theiler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Theiler in 1944 was 32, and 89 in 2004.

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