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Biehle Name Meaning

German: possibly a topographic name from Biel ‘sloping rock’ or a habitational name from any of several places called Bielau in Silesia or Biehla in eastern Germany or Biele on the Oder river. German (Westphalia): topographic name for someone who lived by a field that had the shape of a hatchet from Middle Low German bīl ‘hatchet axe’. Germanized form of Sorbian Běla B'ela or Běła B'eła (see Bela ).

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


Similar surnames: Biehl, Boehle, Bieler, Kiehl, Boehne, Behler, Behle, Wiehl, Boehler

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Where is the Biehle family from?

You can see how Biehle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Biehle family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Biehle families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 30 Biehle families living in Missouri. This was about 44% of all the recorded Biehle's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Biehle families in 1880.
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What did your Biehle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Biehle. 69% of Biehle men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Biehle women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Biehle were Salesman and Bookkeeper. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    69%
  • Carpenter
    19%
  • Salesman
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    50%
  • Bookkeeper
    50%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 368 immigration records available for the last name Biehle. 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 343 military records available for the last name Biehle. For the veterans among your Biehle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Biehle lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Biehle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Biehle in 1956 was 39, and 72 in 2004.

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