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Degler Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a potter, from an agent derivative of Low German degel ‘(earthenware) pot’ (from Latin tegula ‘tile’).

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


Similar surnames: Pegler, Demler, Dengler, Segler, Depner, Kegler, Tegeler, Hegler

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Where is the Degler family from?

You can see how Degler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Degler family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Degler families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Degler families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Degler's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Degler families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Degler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Degler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Degler. 18% of Degler men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Degler women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Degler were Machinist 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

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Carpenter
    14%
  • Machinist
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    16%
  • Waitress
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Degler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Degler 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 445 immigration records available for the last name Degler. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 980 military records available for the last name Degler. For the veterans among your Degler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Degler lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Degler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Degler in 1957 was 60, and 74 in 2004.

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