Hosler Family History

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Hosler Name Meaning

German (Hösler): occupational name for a maker of hose (garments for the legs), from Middle High German hose (see Hose 3) + the agent suffix -r. German (Hösler): habitational name for someone from Hösel near Düsseldorf. English: occupational name for a fowler, a variant of Osler, or for an innkeeper, a reduced form of Ostler. In both cases, the initial H- is inorganic.

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

Similar surnames: Hosner, Hasler, Hosier, Hoster, Holler, Hosley, Rosler, Bosler

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Hosler Family Origin

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Hosler Family Occupations

What did your Hosler ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Cab Driver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hosler. The most common Hosler occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 20% of Hosler's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Hosler family was Carpenters Engine Driver.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Cab Driver

  • Carpenters Engine Driver


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

Hosler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Hosler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hosler 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 789 immigration records available for the last name Hosler. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Hosler. For the veterans among your Hosler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hosler Life Expectancy

What is the average Hosler lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Hosler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hosler in 1946 was 49, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hosler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hosler 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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