Ihle Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Ihle Name Meaning

North German: topographic name for someone who lived by or owned a piece of land by the Ihle River, a tributary of the Elbe northeast of Magdeburg. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads in southeastern Norway named Ile, from Old Norse íla ‘well’, ‘spring’.

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

Similar surnames: Ohle, Hille, Idle, Hole, Mele, Ingle, Thue, Ohl, Ihde, Ilse

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Ihle Family Origin

Where is the Ihle family from?

Ihle Family Occupations

What did your Ihle ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ihle family was Keeping House. The most common Ihle occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Ihle's were Farmers. Farmer, Baker and Gardener were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ihle.

View Census data for Ihle | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

  • Baker

  • Gardener

  • Keeping House


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

Ihle Historical Records

What Ihle family records will you find?

Census Record

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

Search 1940's US census records for Ihle

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ihle. 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.

View all Ihle immigration records

Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Ihle. For the veterans among your Ihle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Ihle military records

You've only scratched the surface of Ihle family history.

Ihle Life Expectancy

What is the average Ihle lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Ihle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Ihle in 1953 was 48, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ihle

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ihle 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.

Look up another name