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Gohl Name Meaning

Eastern German (of Slavic origin): nickname from goly ‘bald’, ‘naked’, or topographic name from gola ‘bare heathland’, ‘place without trees’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word. Swiss German: probably a nickname for a loud person, from Middle High German goln ‘to howl’.

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


Similar surnames: Guhl, Wohl, Pohl, Gehl, Ohl, Goll, Sohl, Fohl, Bohl, Gohr

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Where is the Gohl family from?

You can see how Gohl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gohl family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Gohl families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Gohl family living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Gohl's in the USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Gohl families in 1840.
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What did your Gohl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gohl. 29% of Gohl men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Gohl women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gohl were Clerk and Cook.

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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

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Seamstress
    20%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Cook
    10%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Gohl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gohl census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gohl. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gohl. For the veterans among your Gohl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gohl lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Gohl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gohl in 1957 was 33, and 86 in 2004.

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