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Ohl Surname Meaning

German: from a short form of a personal name beginning with Ohl- such as Ohlerich (a variant of Ulrich ) or Ohlbrecht. North German: nickname for an oldman from Middle Low German ōl olde ‘old’. German: habitational name from any of the places in Westphalia and the Rhineland named Ohl or a topographic name from Middle Low German ōl ‘meadowland surrounded by water’.

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

Similar surnames: Bohl, Uhl, Pohl, Ohle, Ohm, Ahl, Gohl, Wohl, Oehl, Sohl

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Where is the Ohl family from?

You can see how Ohl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ohl family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Ohl families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Ohl families living in Alberta. This was 100% of all the recorded Ohl's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Ohl families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ohl surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ohl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ohl. 18% of Ohl men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Ohl women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ohl were Clerk and Secretary. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • New Worker
  • Secretary
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Ohl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ohl 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 Ohl. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Ohl. For the veterans among your Ohl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ohl lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ohl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Ohl in 1944 was 29, and 79 in 2004.

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