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Juhl Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: nickname for someone who was born on Christmas Day or had some other connection with this time of year, from Old Norse jól. This was originally the name of a pagan midwinter festival, which was later appropriated by the Christian Church for celebration of the birth of Christ. German: in North Germany, an adoption of the Danish surname; elsewhere a nickname or topographic name from a Slavic stem gol ‘naked’, ‘barren’.

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


Similar surnames: Kuhl, Uhl, Buhl, Guhl, Puhl, Hehl, John, Suhl, Muhl, Ahl

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Where is the Juhl family from?

You can see how Juhl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Juhl family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Juhl families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 17 Juhl families living in Iowa. This was about 28% of all the recorded Juhl's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Juhl families in 1880.
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What did your Juhl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Juhl. 24% of Juhl men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Juhl women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Juhl were Farming and Waitress.

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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
    24%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Farming
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    20%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Waitress
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Juhl lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Juhl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Juhl in 1948 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

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