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Eschler Family History

Eschler Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived by an ash tree or an ash wood (see Esch 1). topographic name for someone who lived by an area where grain was grown or perhaps a status name for someone who owned such land (see Esch 2).

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

Similar surnames: Eicher, Escher, Bichler, Schley, Kuchler, Bechler, Schier, Michler

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Where is the Eschler family from?

You can see how Eschler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eschler family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Eschler families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Eschler families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Eschler's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Eschler families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Eschler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Eschler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Eschler. 39% of Eschler men worked as a Laborer and 40% of Eschler women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eschler were Proprietor and Salesgirl.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Sheep Herder
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Glove Maker
  • Salesgirl
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What Eschler family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Eschler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eschler 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 278 immigration records available for the last name Eschler. 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 508 military records available for the last name Eschler. For the veterans among your Eschler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eschler lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Eschler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Eschler in 1963 was 85, and 71 in 2004.

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