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Simler Family History

Simler Name Meaning

from an agent derivative of Middle High German similen ‘to explain’, probably a nickname for a capable adviser. variant of Semler.

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


Similar surnames: Timler, Dimler, Sisler, Sigler, Sieler, Semler, Imler, Simer, Spiller

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Where is the Simler family from?

You can see how Simler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Simler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Simler families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 9 Simler families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 53% of all the recorded Simler's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Simler families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Simler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Simler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Simler. 25% of Simler men worked as a Laborer and 47% of Simler women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Simler were Carpenter and Clerk.

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Carpenter
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    47%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Clerk
    16%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Simler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Simler 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 401 immigration records available for the last name Simler. 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 669 military records available for the last name Simler. For the veterans among your Simler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Simler lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Simler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Simler in 1959 was 53, and 74 in 2004.

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