Eilers Family History

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Eilers Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from Ehlert.

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

Similar surnames: Ehlers, Eimers, Eiler, Eilert, Egbers, Ehler, Meiers, Reimers

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Eilers Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Eilers name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Eilers. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Eilers Family Origin

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Eilers Family Occupations

What did your Eilers ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Butter Salesman and Commercial Traveller were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Eilers. The most common Eilers occupation in the UK was Butter Salesman. 50% of Eilers's were Butter Salesmans.

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  • Butter Salesman

  • Commercial Traveller


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

Eilers Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Eilers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eilers 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Eilers. 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 Eilers. For the veterans among your Eilers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Eilers Life Expectancy

What is the average Eilers lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Eilers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Eilers in 1941 was 66, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Eilers

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Eilers 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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