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Stiehl Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for someone who made tool handles, from Middle High German stil ‘stalk’, ‘handle’.

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


Similar surnames: Stiel, Biehl, Stier, Strahl, Stahl, Stiefel, Stehr, Stuhl, Kiehl

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Where is the Stiehl family from?

You can see how Stiehl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stiehl family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Stiehl families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 30 Stiehl families living in Wisconsin. This was about 28% of all the recorded Stiehl's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Stiehl families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stiehl surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stiehl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Stiehl. 27% of Stiehl men worked as a Farmer and 46% of Stiehl women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stiehl were Proprietor and Office Clerk.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Truck Driver
    16%
  • Proprietor
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    46%
  • Housewife
    37%
  • Office Clerk
    19%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Stiehl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stiehl 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 755 immigration records available for the last name Stiehl. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Stiehl. For the veterans among your Stiehl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stiehl lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Stiehl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Stiehl in 1962 was 59, and 80 in 2004.

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