Ahl Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of the personal name Albrecht (see Albert). German: from Aal ‘eel’, Middle High German al; generally the application would have been to an eel fisher, but in some cases it may also be a nickname for a ‘slippery’ person. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a cobbler, from Middle High German ale ‘awl’, German Ahle. Swedish: from al ‘alder’, applied either as a topographic or an ornamental name. The -h- in the surname is purely ornamental and does not occur in the vocabulary word.

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


Similar surnames: Aul, Wahl, Zahl, Uhl, Pahl, Ohl, Ahr, Dahl, Ahn, Fahl

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Ahl Family Origin

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Ahl Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    3%
  • Keeping House

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ahl family was Keeping House. The most common Ahl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Ahl's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ahl.

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Between 1940 and 2004, Ahl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ahl in 1940 was 61, and 83 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ahl

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