Vahl Family History

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Vahl Name Meaning

nickname from Middle Low German val ‘pallid’, ‘fair’. from the Germanic personal name Falho, a short form of a compound name formed with fal, an ethnic name (the etymon of East- and Westphalia).

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

Similar surnames: Wahl, Zahl, Bahl, Fahl, Ahl, Pahl, Rahl, Gehl, Dahl, Hehl

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Vahl Family Origin

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Vahl Family Occupations

What did your Vahl ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Printer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vahl. The most common Vahl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Vahl's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Vahl family was Shoemaker.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Printer

  • Shoemaker


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Vahl ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Vahl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Vahl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vahl census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 757 immigration records available for the last name Vahl. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Vahl. For the veterans among your Vahl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vahl Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Vahl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Vahl in 1962 was 62, and 60 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vahl

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Vahl ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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