Juhl Family History

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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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Juhl Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Juhl name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Juhl. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Juhl Family Origin

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Juhl Family Occupations

What did your Juhl ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Juhl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Juhl's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Juhl. A less common occupation for the Juhl family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Farming

  • Laborer


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Juhl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Juhl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Juhl 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 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 Card

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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Juhl Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Juhl 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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