Girdler Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Girdler Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a girdle maker, from an agent derivative of Middle English gurdel ‘girdle’ (Old English gyrdel). Probably also an Americanized spelling of North German Gördeler, a variant of Gürtler (see Gurtler).

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

Similar surnames: Girdley, Ridler, Gordley, Gurtler, Fiddler, Gurley, Siedler, Fidler

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with a family member and we'll do the searching for you.

Girdler Family Origin

Where is the Girdler family from?

Girdler Family Occupations

What did your Girdler ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Gardener and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Girdler. 20% of Girdler men worked as a Gardener and 92% of Girdler women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Girdler were Labourer and Retired

View Census data for Girdler | Data not to scale

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Gardener
  • Bricklayer
  • General Labourer
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Household Unpaid
  • Retired

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Girdler Historical Records

What Girdler family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Girdler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Girdler census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search UK census records for Girdler

Passenger List

There are 903 immigration records available for the last name Girdler. 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.

View all Girdler immigration records

Draft Card

There are 929 military records available for the last name Girdler. For the veterans among your Girdler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Girdler military records

You've only scratched the surface of Girdler family history.

Girdler Life Expectancy

What is the average Girdler lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Girdler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Girdler in 1954 was 71, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Girdler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Girdler 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.

Famous Girdler Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name

14-Day Free Trial