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Kehl Name Meaning

habitational name from various places so named, notably the town across the Rhine from Strasbourg. from Middle High German kel(e) ‘throat’, hence a nickname possibly for someone with a goiter or perhaps with a distinctively throaty voice. variant of Köhl (see Kohl). from a northern German field name of unknown etymology.

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

Similar surnames: Kuhl, Kiehl, Kell, Kehr, Keil, Hehl, Kohl, Gehl, Mehl, Keel

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Where is the Kehl family from?

You can see how Kehl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kehl family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Kehl families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Kehl families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 92% of all the recorded Kehl's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kehl families in 1840.
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What did your Kehl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kehl. 24% of Kehl men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Kehl women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kehl were Salesman and Clerk.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Machinist
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Kehl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kehl census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kehl. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Kehl. For the veterans among your Kehl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kehl lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Kehl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Kehl in 1951 was 44, and 78 in 2004.

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