Kohl Family History

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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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Kohl Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kohl name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Kohl Family Origin

Where is the Kohl family from?

Kohl Family Occupations

What did your Kohl ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kohl family was Carpenter. The most common Kohl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Kohl's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kohl.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Kohl Historical Records

What Kohl family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Kohl Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kohl

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kohl 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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