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Kahl Family History

Kahl Name Meaning

German:: nickname from Middle High German kal ‘bald’. habitational name from Kahl am Main in Lower Franconia. Compare Cale .

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

Similar surnames: Kuhl, Fahl, Ahl, Wahl, Kehl, Zahl, Kohl, Karl, Bahl, Pahl

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Where is the Kahl family from?

You can see how Kahl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kahl family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Kahl families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 10 Kahl families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Kahl's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Kahl families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kahl surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kahl ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Kahl. 85% of Kahl men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Kahl women worked as a Seamstress. .

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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
  • Farmer Retired

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Kahl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kahl 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Kahl. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Kahl. For the veterans among your Kahl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kahl lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Kahl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Kahl in 1945 was 36, and 76 in 2004.

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