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Behl Family History

Behl Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place in Holstein named Behl. Altered form of German Böhl (see Boehl and Boehle ). Indian: variant of Bahl .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Bell, Berl, Biehl, Beal, Buehl, Kehl, Behel, Mehl, Bohl, Pehl

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Where is the Behl family from?

You can see how Behl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Behl family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Behl families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 8 Behl families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Behl's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Behl families in 1911.
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What did your Behl ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Behl. 100% of Behl men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Behl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Behl 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 868 immigration records available for the last name Behl. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Behl. For the veterans among your Behl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Behl lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Behl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Behl in 1958 was 51, and 89 in 2004.

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