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Kiehl Name Meaning

from Middle Low German kil ‘wedge’, applied as a metonymic occupational name or as a pejorative nickname for a ruffian. possibly a habitational name from Kiel in Schleswig-Holstein, from Dutch and Frisian kil ‘stagnant water’ (see Kiel). South German: variant of Kühl (see Kuehl). from a pet form of the personal name Kilian. in Bavaria, a nickname for a fool, probably from Middle High German kil ‘wedge’, used figuratively for a bumbler.

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


Similar surnames: Kiel, Biehl, Kiehn, Kehl, Keil, Kuhl, Wiehl, Hehl, Riehl, Diehl

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Kiehl Family Origin

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Kiehl Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kiehl family was Cooper. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kiehl. The most common Kiehl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Kiehl's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Cooper

    3%

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Kiehl Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Kiehl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Kiehl in 1948 was 72, and 82 in 2004.

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