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Bruehl Name Meaning

German (Brühl): topographic name for someone who lived by a swampy area, Middle High German brüel, Middle Low German brul ‘swampy land with brushwood’. German and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): habitational name from Brühl in Germany.

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


Similar surnames: Buehl, Brush, Biehl, Brehm, Brill, Briel, Bruch, Buche, Bruer, Brue

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Where is the Bruehl family from?

You can see how Bruehl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bruehl family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Bruehl families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Bruehl family living in Maryland. This was 100% of all the recorded Bruehl's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Bruehl families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bruehl surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bruehl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bruehl. 19% of Bruehl men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Bruehl women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bruehl were Salesman and Seamstress.

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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

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Mechanic
    15%
  • Salesman
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    43%
  • Clerk
    29%
  • Seamstress
    29%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bruehl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bruehl census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 496 immigration records available for the last name Bruehl. 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 311 military records available for the last name Bruehl. For the veterans among your Bruehl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bruehl lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Bruehl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Bruehl in 1962 was 37, and 85 in 2004.

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