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Suhl Family History

Suhl Name Meaning

German: topographic name from Suhle ‘muddy pool’, ‘mudbath’, or a habitational name from Suhl in Thuringia.

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


Similar surnames: Puhl, Sohl, Kuhl, Juhl, Guhl, Muhl, Stuhl, Uhl, Gohl, Such

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Where is the Suhl family from?

You can see how Suhl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Suhl family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Suhl families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 16 Suhl families living in Missouri. This was about 25% of all the recorded Suhl's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Suhl families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Suhl surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Suhl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Suhl. 36% of Suhl men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Suhl women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Suhl were Farm Laborer and Stenographer.

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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
    36%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Farm Laborer
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    34%
  • Secretary
    23%
  • Clerk
    23%
  • Stenographer
    23%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Suhl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Suhl 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 639 immigration records available for the last name Suhl. 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 Suhl. For the veterans among your Suhl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Suhl lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Suhl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Suhl in 1963 was 77, and 68 in 2004.

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