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Idler Family History

Idler Surname Meaning

English: perhaps a variant of Adler 3 (see Allard ) altered by false association with the word idler. German: perhaps an Americanized form of Adler

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


Similar surnames: Idle, Ridler, Girdler, Filer, Tyler, Gigler, Dyer, Laidler, Sadler

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Where is the Idler family from?

You can see how Idler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Idler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Idler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Idler family living in Lancashire. This was 100% of all the recorded Idler's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Idler families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Idler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Idler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Idler. 39% of Idler men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Idler women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Idler were Electrician and Sales Lady. .

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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
    39%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Electrician
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
    34%
  • Teacher
    23%
  • Cook
    23%
  • Sales Lady
    23%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Idler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Idler 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 618 immigration records available for the last name Idler. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 460 military records available for the last name Idler. For the veterans among your Idler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Idler lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Idler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Idler in 1963 was 60, and 76 in 2003.

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