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Buhl Family History

Buhl Name Meaning

nickname for a male relative (i.e. a member of an important family who was not the head of it), from Middle High German buole ‘kinsman’ (Old High German buolo, also used as a personal name). nickname for a lover or the (illegitimate) child of a lover, from the same word in the later sense ‘paramour’, ‘lover’, ‘mistress’. respelling of Buehl.

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


Similar surnames: Kuhl, Uhl, Guhl, Juhl, Bull, Puhl, Ahl, Buehl, Bahl, Bihl

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Where is the Buhl family from?

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

What did your Buhl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Buhl. 18% of Buhl men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Buhl women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Buhl were Truck Driver and Secretary.

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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
    18%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    11%
  • Bookkeeper
    11%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Secretary
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Buhl. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Buhl. For the veterans among your Buhl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Buhl lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Buhl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Buhl in 1944 was 45, and 67 in 2004.

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