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Kuhl Name Meaning

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

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Kuhl family from?

You can see how Kuhl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kuhl family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kuhl families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Kuhl families living in New Jersey. This was about 40% of all the recorded Kuhl's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Kuhl families in 1840.
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What did your Kuhl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kuhl. 24% of Kuhl men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Kuhl women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kuhl were Farm Laborer and Teacher. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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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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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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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