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Wieler Name Meaning

German: perhaps a topographic name from Middle High German wuol, wüele ‘waterhole’ + -er suffix denoting an inhabitant. habitational name for someone from a place named Wiehl or Wielen (see Wiele).

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


Similar surnames: Bieler, Wieder, Wiele, Kieler, Sieler, Sieker, Wiener, Bieber, Wieser

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Where is the Wieler family from?

You can see how Wieler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wieler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Wieler families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Wieler families living in New York. This was about 15% of all the recorded Wieler's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Wieler families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wieler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wieler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wieler. 22% of Wieler men worked as a Salesman and 20% of Wieler women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wieler were Inspector and Stenographer.

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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

  • Salesman
    22%
  • Carpenter
    16%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Inspector
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Manager
    20%
  • Stenographer
    14%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Wieler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wieler 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 940 immigration records available for the last name Wieler. 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 586 military records available for the last name Wieler. For the veterans among your Wieler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wieler lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Wieler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Wieler in 1962 was 83, and 69 in 2004.

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