Wohl Family History

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Wohl Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German, Middle Low German wol ‘pleasant’. North German: topographic name from Middle Low German wolt ‘wood’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name adopted in a spirit of optimism, from modern German Wohl ‘wellbeing’.

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

Similar surnames: Pohl, Wahl, Sohl, Ohl, Gohl, Fohl, Ahl, Bohl, Hehl, Hohl

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Wohl Family Origin

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Wohl Family Occupations

What did your Wohl ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wohl family was Brewer. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wohl. The most common Wohl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Wohl's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Brewer


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

Wohl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Wohl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wohl 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Wohl. 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 33,000 military records available for the last name Wohl. For the veterans among your Wohl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wohl Life Expectancy

What is the average Wohl lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Wohl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wohl in 1954 was 76, and 86 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wohl 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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