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Stahl Family History

Stahl Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a smith or armorer, from Middle High German stal ‘steel’, ‘armor’.

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


Similar surnames: Staal, Stuhl, Strahl, Stall, Stohl, Stang, Ahl, Stiehl, Stahle, Pahl

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Where is the Stahl family from?

You can see how Stahl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stahl family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stahl families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 42 Stahl families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 43% of all the recorded Stahl's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Stahl families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stahl surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stahl ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Stahl. 84% of Stahl men worked as a Farmer.

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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

  • Farmer
    84%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Student
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Student
    100%
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Census Records

There are 97,000 census records available for the last name Stahl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stahl 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 33,000 immigration records available for the last name Stahl. 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 32,000 military records available for the last name Stahl. For the veterans among your Stahl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stahl lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Stahl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Stahl in 1942 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

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