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Buhl Family History

Buhl Name Meaning

German: nickname for a male relative (i.e. a member of an important family who was not the head of it) from Middle High German buole ‘kinsman’ (Old High German buolo also used as a personal name). German: nickname for a lover or the (illegitimate) child of a lover from the same word in the later sense ‘paramour lover mistress’ (after 16th century). South German (Bühl): see Buehl .

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

Similar surnames: Kuhl, Uhl, Guhl, Juhl, Bull, Puhl, Ahl, Buehl, Bahl, Bihl

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Where is the Buhl family from?

You can see how Buhl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Buhl family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Buhl families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Buhl families living in Ontario. This was about 80% of all the recorded Buhl's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Buhl families in 1911.
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What did your Buhl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Buhl. 18% of Buhl men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Buhl women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Buhl were Truck Driver and Secretary. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
  • Bookkeeper
  • Maid
  • Secretary
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Buhl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buhl 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Buhl. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Buhl. For the veterans among your Buhl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Buhl lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Buhl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Buhl in 1944 was 45, and 67 in 2004.

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