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Weiler Name Meaning

German and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of several places so named in southern Germany. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Weil . German: topographic name from Middle High German wīler ‘hamlet farmstead small village’. Compare Wyler .

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

Similar surnames: Wehler, Weider, Seiler, Weller, Weiher, Weiner, Wexler, Behler

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Where is the Weiler family from?

You can see how Weiler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Weiler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Weiler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 16 Weiler families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 76% of all the recorded Weiler's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Weiler families in 1840.
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What did your Weiler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Weiler. 12% of Weiler men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Weiler women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Weiler were Truck Driver 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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Weiler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Weiler 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Weiler. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Weiler. For the veterans among your Weiler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Weiler lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Weiler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Weiler in 1945 was 59, and 77 in 2004.

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