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Biehl Name Meaning

from Middle Low German bil ‘hatchet’, Middle High German biel; hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who made or used hatchets. in southern Germany, a variant of Bühl (see Buehl). habitational name from places so named in Baden and Bavaria.

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


Similar surnames: Kiehl, Biehle, Buehl, Wiehl, Biel, Behl, Bihl, Riehl, Biehn, Stiehl

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Where is the Biehl family from?

You can see how Biehl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Biehl family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Biehl families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Biehl families living in Maryland. This was about 33% of all the recorded Biehl's in the USA. Maryland and 1 other state had the highest population of Biehl families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Biehl surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Biehl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Biehl. 18% of Biehl men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Biehl women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Biehl were Clerk and Laborer.

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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
    18%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    11%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Saleslady
    11%
  • Laborer
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Biehl. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Biehl. For the veterans among your Biehl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Biehl lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Biehl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Biehl in 1944 was 24, and 72 in 2004.

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