Ehl Name Meaning

Shortened form of North German Ehle or Ehlen.

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


Similar surnames: Pehl, Uhl, Ohl, Nehl, Ehle, Hehl, Sehl, Ehly, Oehl, Gehl

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Ehl Family Origin

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Ehl Family Occupations

What did your Ehl ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ehl family was Keeping House. Farmer, Saloon Keeper and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ehl. The most common Ehl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Ehl's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Saloon Keeper

    13%
  • Blacksmith

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%

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Ehl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ehl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ehl 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Ehl. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ehl. For the veterans among your Ehl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ehl Life Expectancy

What is the average Ehl lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2003, in the United States, Ehl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Ehl in 1960 was 55, and 75 in 2003.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ehl 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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