Distler Family History

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Distler Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived in a place where thistles grew, from German Distel ‘thistle’ (see Distel) + -er, suffix denoting an inhabitant.

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

Similar surnames: Diestler, Distel, Mistler, Kistler, Dickler, Nestler, Kissler, Doster

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Distler Family Origin

Where is the Distler family from?

Distler Family Occupations

What did your Distler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Distler. A less common occupation for the Distler family was Keeps House. The most common Distler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Distler's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Keeps House


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Distler ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Distler Historical Records

What Distler family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Distler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Distler census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Distler. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Distler. For the veterans among your Distler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Distler Life Expectancy

What is the average Distler lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Distler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Distler in 1956 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Distler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Distler ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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