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Tyler Family History

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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Where is the Tyler family from?

You can see how Tyler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tyler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tyler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 2,017 Tyler families living in London. This was about 24% of all the recorded Tyler's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Tyler families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tyler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tyler ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Tyler. 7% of Tyler men worked as a General Labourer and 67% of Tyler women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tyler were Gardener and Private Means. .

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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

  • General Labourer
    7%
  • Bricklayer
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Gardener
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    67%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Private Means
    2%
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Census Records

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 Lists

There are 31,000 immigration records available for the last name Tyler. 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 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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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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