Sehl Family History

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Sehl Name Meaning

North German: variant of Seele.

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

Similar surnames: Seel, Lehl, Hehl, Sahl, Sell, Jehl, Seal, Sehr, Stehl, Kehl

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Sehl Family Origin

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Sehl Family Occupations

What did your Sehl ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Salesman and Domestic were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Sehl. 23% of Sehl men worked as a Salesman and 20% of Sehl women worked as a Domestic. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sehl were Machinist and Seamstress

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Income
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Domestic
  • Housework
  • S
  • Seamstress

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Sehl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Sehl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sehl 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 382 immigration records available for the last name Sehl. 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 662 military records available for the last name Sehl. For the veterans among your Sehl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sehl Life Expectancy

What is the average Sehl lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Sehl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Sehl in 1963 was 81, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sehl

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sehl 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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