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Kohli Family History

Kohli Name Meaning

Swiss German (also Köhli): from a pet form of an old personal name formed with the element Colo- (cognate with Old Norse kollir ‘helmet’). Indian (Panjab): Hindu (Khatri) and Sikh name of unknown etymology. It is based on the name of a clan in the Khatri community.

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


Similar surnames: Kuhl, Kohl, Ohl, Koski, Rolli, Koll, Kohrt, Koplin, Kolis, Gohl

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Where is the Kohli family from?

You can see how Kohli families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kohli family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Kohli families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 41 Kohli families living in Ohio. This was about 56% of all the recorded Kohli's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Kohli families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kohli surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kohli ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housemaid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kohli. 25% of Kohli men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Kohli women worked as a Housemaid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kohli were Electrician and House Wife.

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Electrician
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housemaid
    43%
  • Stenographer
    29%
  • House Wife
    29%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kohli. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kohli 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 648 immigration records available for the last name Kohli. 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 665 military records available for the last name Kohli. For the veterans among your Kohli ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kohli lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2003, in the United States, Kohli life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Kohli in 1955 was 50, and 71 in 2003.

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