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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Candler

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  1. A person who makes candles; a chandler.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Candler

Asa Griggs Candler was a businessman. Asa was born Asa Griggs Candler on December 30th, 1851 in Villa Rica, Georgia. He passed away on March 12th, 1929.


Asa was born on August 27th, 1880. They breathed their last breath on January 11th, 1953.


Lucy was given the name Lucy Beall Candler by her parent Asa Griggs Candler on April 14th, 1883 in Atlanta. Lucy is also known as Lucy Beall Candler Owens Heinz Leide. She passed away on September 3rd, 1962.


Allen Daniel Candler was a 56th Governor of Georgia, and Secretary of State of Georgia. He was most active from 1898 to 1902. Allen was born on November 4th, 1834 in Auraria, Lumpkin Co., Georgia. He breathed his last breath on October 26th, 1910.


Kat Candler is a filmmaker. Kat was born in Atlanta.


He was most prominent from 1889 to 1891. John was born on February 10th, 1828 in Boston. He left this life on March 16th, 1903.


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Popularity of Candler as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Candler U.S.
  White 74.02% 64.26%
  African American 21.63% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.18% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.80% 16.26%

Of Last Name Candler

People with the last name Candler are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Candler

  • How Popular is the name Candler? Candler is the 42,790th most popular name of all time. As a last name Candler was the 12,889th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Candler have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 67 babies born with the first name Candler in the United States. That's more than enough people named Candler to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Candler? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Candler first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Candler is Tuesday, August 23rd, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Candler born? The highest recorded use of the first name Candler was in 2005 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Random Candler Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Candler is not a popular baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 2005.
  • Weird things about the name Candler: Your name in reverse order is Reldnac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ceadrnl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Candler? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,386 people with the last name Candler.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Candler? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Candler as their last name since less than 1 person in 123k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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