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Hehl Family History

Hehl Name Meaning

from a medieval personal name, a short form of various Germanic personal names. German: nickname for an unctuous person, from Middle High German hæl(e) ‘secret’, ‘smooth’. North German: nickname for a secretive or reclusive person, or topographic name for someone who lived at a remote or concealed spot, from Middle Low German hele ‘secret’, ‘concealed’.

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


Similar surnames: Gehl, Hell, Kehl, Hohl, Heil, Wehr, Oehl, Hoehl, Ahl, Pehl

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Where is the Hehl family from?

You can see how Hehl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hehl family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Hehl families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Hehl families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 55% of all the recorded Hehl's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Hehl families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hehl surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hehl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hehl. 24% of Hehl men worked as a Farmer and 39% of Hehl women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hehl were Labor and Housework.

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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

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Labor
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    39%
  • Packer
    16%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Housework
    16%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hehl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hehl 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 753 immigration records available for the last name Hehl. 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 Hehl. For the veterans among your Hehl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hehl lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Hehl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Hehl in 1957 was 36, and 82 in 2004.

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