Pihl Family History

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Pihl Name Meaning

Scandinavian: ornamental name from pil ‘arrow’. North German: Low German form of Pfeil.

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

Similar surnames: Piel, Pahl, Pehl, Piehl, Pohl, Hehl, Puhl, Gehl, Ahl, Poll

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Pihl Family Origin

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Pihl Family Occupations

What did your Pihl ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Dyer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pihl. The most common Pihl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Pihl's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pihl family was Miller.

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  • Farmer

  • Dyer

  • Laborer

  • Miller


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Pihl ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Pihl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pihl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pihl 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Pihl. 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 652 military records available for the last name Pihl. For the veterans among your Pihl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pihl Life Expectancy

What is the average Pihl lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Pihl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Pihl in 1962 was 73, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pihl

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pihl 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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