Buhl Family History

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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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Buhl Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Buhl name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Buhl. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Buhl Family Origin

Where is the Buhl family from?

Buhl Family Occupations

What did your Buhl ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Buhl family was Musician. The most common Buhl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Buhl's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Buhl.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Musician


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Buhl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Buhl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buhl census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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 Card

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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Buhl Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Buhl ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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