Pohl Family History

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Pohl Name Meaning

topographic name from Middle Low German pol ‘(muddy) pool’ (Low German Pohl). (Pöhl): habitational name for someone from the island of Poel, near Wismar. Variant of Paul. Eastern German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): ethnic name for a Polish speaker or someone with some other connection with Poland, from German Pole, Dutch Pool ‘Pole’.

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

Similar surnames: Pool, Pol, Poel, Wohl, Pohle, Ohl, Poll, Sohl, Puhl, Gohl

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Pohl Family Origin

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Pohl Family Occupations

What did your Pohl ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pohl family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pohl. The most common Pohl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Pohl's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Pohl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Pohl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pohl 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Pohl. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Pohl. For the veterans among your Pohl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pohl Life Expectancy

What is the average Pohl lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Pohl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Pohl in 1942 was 51, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pohl 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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