Fohl Family History

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Fohl Name Meaning

nickname for someone who behaved in a skittish or unpredictable manner, from Middle High German, Middle Low German vole ‘foal’. (Föhl): variant of Feil 2. from Swabian Föhl ‘spark’, ‘embers’, possibly applied as a metonymic occupational name for a blacksmith or smelter, or as a nickname for a hot-tempered person.

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

Similar surnames: Gohl, Wohl, Sohl, Kohl, Pohl, Fahl, Hohl, Ohl, Ahl, Hehl

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Fohl Family Origin

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Fohl Family Occupations

What did your Fohl ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Fohl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Fohl's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fohl family was Laborer. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fohl.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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Fohl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Fohl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fohl census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Fohl. 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 Card

There are 778 military records available for the last name Fohl. For the veterans among your Fohl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fohl Life Expectancy

What is the average Fohl lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Fohl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Fohl in 1961 was 50, and 73 in 2004.

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