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Wappler Family History

Wappler Name Meaning

South German: occupational name, from Middle High German waepener ‘man bearing arms’ (in the service of a town), ‘shield bearer’, ‘young knight’ (in the service of a knight).

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

Similar surnames: Weppler, Kappler, Wapner, Eppler, Waller, Kapper, Tapper, Peppler

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Where is the Wappler family from?

You can see how Wappler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wappler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wappler families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 18 Wappler families living in Leicestershire. This was about 55% of all the recorded Wappler's in the UK. Leicestershire had the highest population of Wappler families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wappler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wappler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wappler. 20% of Wappler men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Wappler women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wappler were Proprietor and Cook.

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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
  • Farm Laborer
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Cook
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Wappler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wappler 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 540 immigration records available for the last name Wappler. 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 685 military records available for the last name Wappler. For the veterans among your Wappler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wappler lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Wappler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Wappler in 1962 was 81, and 81 in 2004.

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