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Medler Family History

Medler Surname Meaning

English (Norfolk): nickname from Middle English medeler ‘meddler troublemaker one who interferes’.

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

Similar surnames: Medley, Madler, Meller, Medlar, Mele, Meiser, Reder, Redler, Medved

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Where is the Medler family from?

You can see how Medler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Medler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Medler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 116 Medler families living in Norfolk. This was about 74% of all the recorded Medler's in United Kingdom. Norfolk had the highest population of Medler families in 1891.
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What did your Medler ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farm Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Medler. 31% of Medler men worked as a Farm Labourer and 87% of Medler women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Medler were Small Holder and Retired. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Farm Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Farmer
  • Small Holder

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Household Duties
  • Retired
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Medler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Medler 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 767 immigration records available for the last name Medler. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Medler. For the veterans among your Medler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Medler lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Medler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Medler in 1954 was 47, and 79 in 2004.

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