Ahl Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of the personal name Albrecht (see Albert). German: from Aal ‘eel’, Middle High German al; generally the application would have been to an eel fisher, but in some cases it may also be a nickname for a ‘slippery’ person. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a cobbler, from Middle High German ale ‘awl’, German Ahle. Swedish: from al ‘alder’, applied either as a topographic or an ornamental name. The -h- in the surname is purely ornamental and does not occur in the vocabulary word.

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

Similar surnames: Aul, Wahl, Zahl, Uhl, Pahl, Ohl, Ahr, Dahl, Ahn, Fahl

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with a family member and we'll do the searching for you.

Ahl Family Origin

Where is the Ahl family from?

Ahl Family Occupations

What did your Ahl ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Ahl. 72% of Ahl men worked as a Farmer

View Census data for Ahl | Data not to scale

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer

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

Ahl Historical Records

What Ahl family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Ahl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ahl census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Ahl

Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Ahl. 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.

View all Ahl immigration records

Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Ahl. For the veterans among your Ahl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Ahl military records

You've only scratched the surface of Ahl family history.

Ahl Life Expectancy

What is the average Ahl lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Ahl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ahl in 1940 was 61, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ahl

Famous Ahl Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name