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The OEHLER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,033 13685 0.001 8
United States (1880 census) 448 10544 0.001 9
Change since 1880 +1585 -3141 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 4 159313 0.000 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for OEHLER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Ohio 198 6709 0.002 17
New York 184 10178 0.001 10
Texas 177 9745 0.001 8
Florida 126 13637 0.001 8
Illinois 121 10685 0.001 10
Top States for OEHLER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alaska 23 4051 0.004 37
Iowa 73 5970 0.002 25
Delaware 17 7835 0.002 22
Wisconsin 111 7466 0.002 21
Wyoming 10 7059 0.002 20


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called OEHLER live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called OEHLER represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called OEHLER in Ohio than any other state, but you are more likely to find a OEHLER by picking someone at random in Alaska than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of OEHLER

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: Germany

Language of origin: German

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the OEHLER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of OEHLER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 31 1.52
Mixed Race 12 0.59
Native American/Alaskan 11 0.54
White (Caucasian) 1,966 96.7
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Black/African American Less than 100 Insignificant

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the OEHLER surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of OEHLER in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of OEHLER.

Similar names to OEHLER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as OEHLER.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for OEHLER

The following words are slight variants of OEHLER that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.