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Guhl Family History

Guhl Name Meaning

Eastern German: either from a Slavic personal name, or perhaps a habitational name from places in eastern Germany called Guhle(n), Guhlau, or Guhlow. South German (Swiss): of uncertain origin; perhaps a nickname from late Middle High German gul ‘bad horse’, also ‘monster’.

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

Similar surnames: Gohl, Kuhl, Gehl, Uhl, Buhl, Puhl, Juhl, Ahl, Gell, Uhr

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Where is the Guhl family from?

You can see how Guhl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Guhl family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Guhl families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 32 Guhl families living in Wisconsin. This was about 21% of all the recorded Guhl's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Guhl families in 1880.
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What did your Guhl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Guhl. 23% of Guhl men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Guhl women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Guhl were Machinist and Telephone Operator.

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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
  • Clerk
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Telephone Operator
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Guhl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Guhl 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 Guhl. 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 Guhl. For the veterans among your Guhl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Guhl lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Guhl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Guhl in 1953 was 54, and 75 in 2004.

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