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Bahl Name Meaning

Indian (Panjab): Hindu (Khatri) and Sikh name, probably from Sanskrit bahala ‘strong’, based on the name of a clan in the Khatri community. North German: from the Germanic personal name Baldo, a short form of the various compound names with the first element bald ‘bold’. Eastern German: from Bahl, a Sorbian form of the personal name Valentinus (see Valentine).

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


Similar surnames: Bal, Bohl, Ball, Zahl, Vahl, Fahl, Wahl, Bahr, Bahn, Pahl

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Where is the Bahl family from?

You can see how Bahl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bahl family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bahl families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Bahl families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 83% of all the recorded Bahl's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bahl families in 1840.
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What did your Bahl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bahl. 24% of Bahl men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Bahl women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bahl were Farming and Teacher.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Farming
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Seamstress
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bahl. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bahl. For the veterans among your Bahl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bahl lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Bahl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bahl in 1955 was 58, and 78 in 2004.

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