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Strahl Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German strale ‘flash of lightning’, ‘strip of land’; it may have been a nickname from the first sense, but appears more generally to have derived from the second sense, as a topographic name or from a field name. German (Strähl): metonymic occupational name for a comb maker, from Middle High German stæl ‘comb’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from Yiddish shtral or German Strahl ‘ray of light’, ‘sunbeam’.

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

Similar surnames: Strang, Strahm, Stahl, Strahler, Stuhl, Stohl, Stall, Stroh, Staal

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Where is the Strahl family from?

You can see how Strahl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Strahl family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Strahl families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 10 Strahl families living in Manitoba. This was about 59% of all the recorded Strahl's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Strahl families in 1911.
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What did your Strahl ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Strahl. .

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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
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Strahl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Strahl 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Strahl. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Strahl. For the veterans among your Strahl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Strahl lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Strahl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Strahl in 1946 was 24, and 73 in 2004.

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