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Nehls Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from Nehl .

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


Similar surnames: Neels, Neals, Nehl, Neils, Nelle, Bohls, Gehrs, Pels, Nohl, Nevels

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Where is the Nehls family from?

You can see how Nehls families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nehls family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Nehls families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 76 Nehls families living in Wisconsin. This was about 37% of all the recorded Nehls's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Nehls families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nehls surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nehls ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nehls. 23% of Nehls men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Nehls women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nehls were Salesman and Stenographer. .

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farming
    8%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    18%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Stenographer
    12%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Nehls. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nehls 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Nehls. 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 Nehls. For the veterans among your Nehls ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nehls lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Nehls life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Nehls in 1947 was 43, and 81 in 2004.

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