Fahl Family History

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Fahl Name Meaning

German: nickname for someone with a pale complexion or with very fair hair, from Middle High German val ‘pale’, ‘wan’. In some cases it may be a shortened form of any of various Germanic compound names with Fahl as the first element.

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

Similar surnames: Bahl, Vahl, Ahl, Wahl, Fall, Faul, Zahl, Fohl, Pfahl, Kahl

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Fahl Family Origin

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Fahl Family Occupations

What did your Fahl ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fahl. The most common Fahl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Fahl's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fahl family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Fahl ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Fahl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Fahl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fahl 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 809 immigration records available for the last name Fahl. 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 Fahl. For the veterans among your Fahl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fahl Life Expectancy

What is the average Fahl lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Fahl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Fahl in 1949 was 60, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fahl

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fahl 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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