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Pehl Family History

Pehl Name Meaning
German: either from an Old Prussian name of uncertain origin, or a shortened form of Pehlemann, a habitational name from a place called Pehlen near Detmold. Alternatively, it could be a shortened form of North German Pehlgrimm ‘pilgrim’ (standard German Pilger).

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

19,329 Historical Documents with Pehl on Ancestry.com
5,727 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,034 Military Records
711 Immigration Records
2,851 Census and Voter Lists
9,006 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Pehl Families

  • Number of Pehl families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Pehl families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Pehl last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Pehl Family Origin

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Pehl Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Pehl

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Pehl Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Pehl census records

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Pehl Civil War Service Records

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