Tyler Family History

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Tyler Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker or layer of tiles, from an agent derivative of Middle English tile ‘tile’. In the Middle Ages tiles were widely used in floors and pavements, and to a lesser extent in roofing, where they did not really come into their own until the 16th century.

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

Similar surnames: Tyrer, Filer, Tyer, Oyler, Styler, Tozer, Dyer, Eyler, Kyler, Tye

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Tyler Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Tyler name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Tyler Family Origin

Where is the Tyler family from?

Tyler Family Occupations

What did your Tyler ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Tyler family was Coal Miner. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tyler. The most common Tyler occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Tyler's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner


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

Tyler Historical Records

What Tyler family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 457,000 census records available for the last name Tyler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tyler 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 31,000 immigration records available for the last name Tyler. 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 71,000 military records available for the last name Tyler. For the veterans among your Tyler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tyler Life Expectancy

What is the average Tyler lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Tyler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Tyler in 1940 was 30, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tyler 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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