Show ContentsOhler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the distinguished German surname Ohler lie in the region of Hessen. The name is derived from the Middle High German "öler," meaning "oil miller," and was likely first borne by a practitioner of this occupation.

Early Origins of the Ohler family

The surname Ohler was first found in Hessen, where it first emerged in the early Middle Ages, and the young Ohler family played an important role in the region's history. The first known bearer of the name was Johann Oleier, who was living in Frankfurt in the year 1291. The young Ohler family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of medieval Hessen society.

Early History of the Ohler family

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Ohler Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ohler, Oehler, Öler, Öhler, Oiler, Ohlenschlager, Ohleyer, Ohligschlager, Ohlschlager, Öhlschläger, Öhlenschläger, Oelenschlaeger and many more.

Early Notables of the Ohler family (pre 1700)

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Ohler Ranking

In the United States, the name Ohler is the 11,008th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Ohler migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ohler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johann Peter Ohler, who landed in America in 1730 [2]
  • Anton Ohler, aged 22, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1741 [2]
  • Philip Jacob Ohler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1768 [2]
Ohler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Martin Ohler, who arrived in America in 1851 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Ohler (post 1700) +

  • Jason Ohler, American writer and professor of educational technology at the University of Alaska
  • Aloys Karl Ohler (1817-1889), German Catholic cleric and educationist

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  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook