Kaul Family History

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Kaul Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of three places in Rhineland named Kaul. North German (Westphalian): topographic name from Kaul ‘pit’, ‘pond’. Compare Kuhl. Indian (Kashmir): Hindu (Brahman) name, from Sanskrit kaula ‘well-born’ (from Sanskrit kula ‘family’). According to Koul (1994), the surname Kaul is derived from Mahakaul meaning ‘the great Kaul’, which is an epithet of the god Shiva. Kashmiri Hindus are votaries of Shiva.

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

Similar surnames: Paul, Kaur, Kall, Aul, Kau, Kaut, Hall, Kaun, Karl, Bahl

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Kaul Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kaul name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Southern Asia


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Kaul Family Origin

Where is the Kaul family from?

Kaul Family Occupations

What did your Kaul ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kaul. A less common occupation for the Kaul family was Shoemaker. The most common Kaul occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Kaul's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Tailor

  • Shoemaker


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

Kaul Historical Records

What Kaul family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Kaul. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kaul 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 Kaul. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Kaul. For the veterans among your Kaul ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kaul Life Expectancy

What is the average Kaul lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Kaul life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Kaul in 1954 was 44, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kaul

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kaul 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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