Kuhl Family History

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Kuhl Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived by a hollow or depression, Middle High German kule, Middle Low German kule or habitational name from one of the numerous minor places in North Germany named with this word. The spelling Kühl results from a folk-etymological association with High German kühl ‘cool’ (Middle High German küel(e)) (see 2). (Kühl): nickname from Middle High German küel ‘cool’, ‘calm’. from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with an element cognate with Old Norse kollir ‘helmet’.

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

Similar surnames: Kehl, Uhl, Guhl, Puhl, Kuhn, Kull, Juhl, Buhl, Hehl, Kohl

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Kuhl Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kuhl name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kuhl. 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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Kuhl Family Origin

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Kuhl Family Occupations

What did your Kuhl ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kuhl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Kuhl's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kuhl. A less common occupation for the Kuhl family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Laborer


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Kuhl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Kuhl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kuhl 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Kuhl. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Kuhl. For the veterans among your Kuhl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kuhl Life Expectancy

What is the average Kuhl lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Kuhl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Kuhl in 1942 was 26, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kuhl 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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