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Pehl Name Meaning

German: either from an Old Prussian name of uncertain origin, or a shortened form of Pehlemann, a habitational name from a place called Pehlen near Detmold. Alternatively, it could be a shortened form of North German Pehlgrimm ‘pilgrim’ (standard German Pilger).

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


Similar surnames: Peel, Pell, Gehl, Pahl, Perl, Hehl, Pohl, Peil, Mehl, Oehl

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Pehl Family Origin

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Pehl Family Occupations

What did your Pehl ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pehl. A less common occupation for the Pehl family was Farming. The most common Pehl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Pehl's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    19%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Farming

    6%

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Pehl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pehl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pehl census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Pehl. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Pehl. For the veterans among your Pehl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pehl Life Expectancy

What is the average Pehl lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Pehl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Pehl in 1953 was 38, and 90 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pehl ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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