Gehl Name Meaning

from the short form of an old personal name formed with Middle High German geil ‘voluptuous’, ‘mischievous’, ‘rich’. from an Old Frisian personal name formed with a cognate of Old High German modal ‘ancestral estate’, ‘home country’. nickname for someone with blond hair or a pale complexion, from Middle Low German, Middle High German gel ‘yellow’, ‘blond’. in eastern Germany, from a much altered short form of the personal name Daniel.

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


Similar surnames: Hehl, Gell, Gehm, Guhl, Gohl, Pehl, Kehl, Ahl, Mehl, Geil

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Gehl Family Origin

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Gehl Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Blacksmith & Farms

    6%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gehl. A less common occupation for the Gehl family was Blacksmith & Farms. The most common Gehl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Gehl's were Farmers.

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Between 1944 and 2004, Gehl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Gehl in 1944 was 22, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gehl

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