Kohler Family History

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Kohler Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a charcoal burner, from Middle High German kol ‘(char)coal’ + the agent suffix -er. The form Kohler is South German; elsewhere it is usually written Köhler.

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

Similar surnames: Koller, Ohler, Kogler, Kugler, Kahler, Kaehler, Kober, Mahler, Pohler

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Kohler Family Origin

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Kohler Family Occupations

What did your Kohler ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Nun were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Kohler. 64% of Kohler men worked as a Farmer and 67% of Kohler women worked as a Nun. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kohler were Merchant and Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Nun
  • Salesman
  • Merchant

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Nun
  • Domestic

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Kohler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 81,000 census records available for the last name Kohler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kohler census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 29,000 immigration records available for the last name Kohler. 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 Card

There are 49,000 military records available for the last name Kohler. For the veterans among your Kohler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kohler Life Expectancy

What is the average Kohler lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Kohler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kohler in 1943 was 33, and 72 in 2004.

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