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

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    19%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Farming

    6%

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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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Between 1953 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pehl

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