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Wiler Family History

Wiler Name Meaning

English (Nottinghamshire): apparently a habitational name from a placename but perhaps also sometimes from an agent noun with the suffix -ere from Middle English wilen ‘to deceive’ with late addition of -h- as if from while. Probably also an Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Weiler .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Wyler, Wile, Winer, Filer, Siler, Wiser, Hiler, Hiner, Iler, Wisler

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Where is the Wiler family from?

You can see how Wiler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wiler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wiler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Wiler families living in Ohio. This was about 35% of all the recorded Wiler's in USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Wiler families in 1840.
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What did your Wiler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wiler. 25% of Wiler men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Wiler women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wiler were Salesman 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
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Teacher
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Wiler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wiler 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 705 immigration records available for the last name Wiler. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wiler. For the veterans among your Wiler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wiler lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Wiler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Wiler in 1956 was 31, and 70 in 2004.

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