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Wahl Family History

Wahl Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German Walhe, Walch ‘foreigner from a Romance country’, hence a nickname for someone from Italy or France, etc. This surname is also established in Sweden.North German: from the personal name Wole, a short form of Wol(d)er (see Wahler).Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads named Val, from Old Norse vaðill ‘ford’, ‘shallows’.

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

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Name Distribution of Wahl Families

  • Number of Wahl families
     130 - 258
     44 - 129
     1 - 43
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Wahl families
     14 - 25
     5 - 13
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Wahl last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Wahl Family Origin

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Wahl Immigration Information

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Wahl Family Occupations

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