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Oehl Family History

Oehl Name Meaning
short form of the personal name Ulrich.possibly a habitational name from Oehle in Baden.possibly a shortened form of any of various compound names or derivatives, e.g. Öhlschäger, Oehlhoff, Oehlerking, Oehlerich.

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

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476 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Oehl Families

  • Number of Oehl families
     12 - 21
     5 - 11
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Oehl families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Oehl last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Oehl Family Origin

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Oehl Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Oehl

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Oehl Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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