Erle Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived near a prominent alder tree or trees, from Middle High German erle ‘alder’.

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


Similar surnames: Erler, Merle, Sale, Pyle, Werle, Ehle, Irle, Perle, Ehrle, Ergle

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Erle Family Origin

Where is the Erle family from?

SHOW MORE

Erle Family Occupations

What did your Erle ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Erle ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

SHOW MORE
  • Mill Wright

    33%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Farmer'S Son

    17%
  • Photographer

    17%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Erle family was Photographer. The most common Erle occupation in Canada was Mill Wright. 33% of Erle's were Mill Wrights. Mill Wright, Farmer and Farmer'S Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Erle.

Source: Census data for Erle | Data not to scale

Erle Historical Records

What Erle family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Erle ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Erle

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Erle Life Expectancy

What is the average Erle lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Erle ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

SHOW MORE

United States

Between 1958 and 2004, Erle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Erle in 1958 was 39, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Erle

Famous Erle Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)

John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Look up another name