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Buehl Name Meaning

South German (Bühl): topographic name for someone who lived on a hillside, from Middle High German bühel ‘hill’, or a habitational name from a place called Bühl, for example in Baden.

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


Similar surnames: Bruehl, Biehl, Behl, Buhl, Wiehl, Brehm, Hehl, Ambuehl, Boehm, Buer

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Where is the Buehl family from?

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

What did your Buehl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and School Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Buehl. 22% of Buehl men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Buehl women worked as a School Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Buehl were Manager and Stenographer.

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Manager
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • School Teacher
    34%
  • Office Clerk
    34%
  • Stenographer
    34%
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What Buehl family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Buehl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buehl 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 487 immigration records available for the last name Buehl. 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 682 military records available for the last name Buehl. For the veterans among your Buehl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Buehl lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Buehl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Buehl in 1954 was 49, and 79 in 2004.

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