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Wahle Surname Meaning

German:: variant of Wahl habitational name from Wahle near Braunschweig.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Wahlen, Wahler, Wahl, Walle, Wehle, Dahle, Wagle, Wale, Pohle, Halle

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Where is the Wahle family from?

You can see how Wahle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wahle family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Wahle families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Wahle families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Wahle's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Wahle families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wahle surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wahle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wahle. 43% of Wahle men worked as a Farmer and 37% of Wahle women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wahle were Hauls Iron and Nurse. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Manager
  • Hauls Iron

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Nurse
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wahle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wahle 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 950 immigration records available for the last name Wahle. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Wahle. For the veterans among your Wahle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wahle lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Wahle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Wahle in 1954 was 58, and 72 in 2004.

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