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Gohl Name Meaning

German (also Göhl): nickname for someone with a cheerful disposition from a shortened form of Middle High German gogel ‘lively boisterous’. Swiss German: probably a nickname for a loud person from Middle High German goln ‘to howl’. East German (of Slavic origin; also Göhl): topographic name from a Germanized form of Lower Sorbian góla or Polish gola ‘bare heathland place without trees’ (see Gola ) or a habitational name from a place called with this word. Germanized form (Göhl) of Sorbian Góły Polish Goły ‘bald’ (see Golly ) and of their shortened form Goł. Compare Goehl

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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 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 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 USA 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 House Keeper. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Seamstress
  • Clerk
  • House Keeper
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Passenger Lists

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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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