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Kohl Family History

Kohl Name Meaning

German (also Köhl): from Middle High German kol, köl ‘cabbage’, ‘cabbage head’ (ultimately from Latin caulis ‘stalk’), hence a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of cabbages. from the Germanic personal name Kolo.

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


Similar surnames: Kuhl, Kehl, Fohl, Koll, Gohl, Wohl, Bohl, Ohl, Sohl, Hohl

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Where is the Kohl family from?

You can see how Kohl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kohl family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kohl families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 27 Kohl families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 90% of all the recorded Kohl's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kohl families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kohl surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kohl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kohl. 14% of Kohl men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Kohl women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kohl were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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
    14%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    5%
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Census Records

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Kohl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kohl 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Kohl. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Kohl. For the veterans among your Kohl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kohl lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Kohl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Kohl in 1940 was 53, and 76 in 2004.

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