Semler Family History

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Semler Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a baker of white rolls, from an agent derivative of Middle High German semel, German Semmel, Yiddish zeml ‘white bread roll’ (from Middle High German semel(e), simel ‘fine wheat flour’). Such rolls were in contrast to the coarse rye bread that was and is the norm in many households.

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

Similar surnames: Demler, Seiler, Hemler, Kemler, Seller, Seidler, Sommer, Speller

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Semler Family Origin

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Semler Family Occupations

What did your Semler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Semler family was Laborer. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Semler. The most common Semler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Semler's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Semler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Semler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Semler 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 Semler. 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 Semler. For the veterans among your Semler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Semler Life Expectancy

What is the average Semler lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Semler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Semler in 1954 was 29, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Semler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Semler 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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