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Kerl Name Meaning

German: status name from Middle Low German kerl ‘(free)man (of non-aristocratic descent)’, Middle High German kerl(e), karl(e) ‘man’, ‘lover’, ‘chap’.

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


Similar surnames: Karl, Kell, Keil, Kern, Perl, Kehl, Gehl, Gell, Berl, Kerr

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Kerl Family Origin

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Kerl Family Occupations

What did your Kerl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kerl. 31% of Kerl men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Kerl women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kerl were Painter and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Painter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    20%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Kerl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Kerl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kerl 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kerl. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Kerl. For the veterans among your Kerl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kerl Life Expectancy

What is the average Kerl lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Kerl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kerl in 1961 was 64, and 74 in 2004.

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