Hehl Family History

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Hehl Name Meaning

from a medieval personal name, a short form of various Germanic personal names. German: nickname for an unctuous person, from Middle High German hæl(e) ‘secret’, ‘smooth’. North German: nickname for a secretive or reclusive person, or topographic name for someone who lived at a remote or concealed spot, from Middle Low German hele ‘secret’, ‘concealed’.

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


Similar surnames: Gehl, Hell, Kehl, Hohl, Heil, Wehr, Oehl, Hoehl, Ahl, Pehl

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Hehl Family Origin

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Hehl Family Occupations

What did your Hehl ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hehl. A less common occupation for the Hehl family was Butcher. The most common Hehl occupation in the USA was Laborer. 29% of Hehl's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

    29%
  • Farmer

    8%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Butcher

    4%

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

Hehl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hehl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hehl 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Hehl. 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 Hehl. For the veterans among your Hehl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hehl Life Expectancy

What is the average Hehl lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Hehl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Hehl in 1957 was 36, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hehl

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hehl 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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