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Kuhl Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived by a hollow or depression, Middle High German kule, Middle Low German kule or habitational name from one of the numerous minor places in North Germany named with this word. The spelling Kühl results from a folk-etymological association with High German kühl ‘cool’ (Middle High German küel(e)) (see 2). (Kühl): nickname from Middle High German küel ‘cool’, ‘calm’. from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with an element cognate with Old Norse kollir ‘helmet’.

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


Similar surnames: Kehl, Uhl, Guhl, Puhl, Kuhn, Kull, Juhl, Buhl, Hehl, Kohl

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Where is the Kuhl family from?

You can see how Kuhl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kuhl family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kuhl families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 53 Kuhl families living in Ontario. This was about 85% of all the recorded Kuhl's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Kuhl families in 1911.
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What did your Kuhl ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmers Wife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Kuhl. 75% of Kuhl men worked as a Farmer and 55% of Kuhl women worked as a Farmers Wife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kuhl were Fs and Domestic.

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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
    75%
  • Farmers Son
    13%
  • Fs
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmers Wife
    55%
  • Daughter
    28%
  • Domestic
    19%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Kuhl. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Kuhl. For the veterans among your Kuhl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kuhl lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Kuhl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Kuhl in 1942 was 26, and 78 in 2004.

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