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Wahler Surname Meaning

German:: from the personal name Wol(d)er Low German form of Walter . habitational name for someone from any of various places called Wahl Wahle or Wahlen.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Wahle, Wehler, Dahler, Wohler, Bahler, Galler, Waller, Wahlen, Zahler

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Where is the Wahler family from?

You can see how Wahler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wahler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wahler families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 2 Wahler families living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Wahler's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Wahler families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wahler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wahler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wahler. 17% of Wahler men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Wahler women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wahler were Clerk and Housewife. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Nurse
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Wahler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wahler census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 975 immigration records available for the last name Wahler. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Wahler. For the veterans among your Wahler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wahler lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Wahler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Wahler in 1952 was 36, and 81 in 2004.

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