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Desler Family History

Desler Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Demler, Deller, Besler, Tesler, Degler, Dehler, Esler, Duesler

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Where is the Desler family from?

You can see how Desler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Desler family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Desler families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 8 Desler families living in Nottinghamshire. This was about 42% of all the recorded Desler's in United Kingdom. Nottinghamshire had the highest population of Desler families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Desler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Desler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Desler. 39% of Desler men worked as a Salesman and 34% of Desler women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Desler were Laborer 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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
    39%
  • Farmer
    31%
  • Proprietor
    16%
  • Laborer
    16%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    34%
  • Maid
    34%
  • Teacher
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Desler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Desler 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 276 immigration records available for the last name Desler. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 206 military records available for the last name Desler. For the veterans among your Desler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Desler lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Desler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Desler in 1961 was 68, and 81 in 2004.

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