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Sehl Family History

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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Where is the Sehl family from?

You can see how Sehl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sehl family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Sehl families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 10 Sehl families living in Ontario. This was about 56% of all the recorded Sehl's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Sehl families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sehl surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sehl ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Salesman was the top reported job for people in the CA named Sehl. .

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

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Salesman
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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