Nehls Family History

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Nehls Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: patronymic from Nehl.

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

Similar surnames: Neels, Neals, Nehl, Neils, Nelle, Bohls, Gehrs, Pels, Nohl, Nevels

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Nehls Family Origin

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Nehls Family Occupations

What did your Nehls ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Nehls occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Nehls's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nehls. A less common occupation for the Nehls family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Nehls Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Nehls. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nehls 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Nehls. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Nehls. For the veterans among your Nehls ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nehls Life Expectancy

What is the average Nehls lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Nehls life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Nehls in 1947 was 43, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nehls

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nehls 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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