Oehl Family History

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Oehl Name Meaning

short form of the personal name Ulrich. possibly a habitational name from Oehle in Baden. possibly a shortened form of any of various compound names or derivatives, e.g. Öhlschäger, Oehlhoff, Oehlerking, Oehlerich.

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

Similar surnames: Ohl, Hehl, Pehl, Roehl, Gehl, Kehl, Mehl, Nehl, Vahl, Fahl

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Oehl Family Origin

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Oehl Family Occupations

What did your Oehl ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Brick Mason, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oehl. The most common Oehl occupation in the USA was Brick Mason. 10% of Oehl's were Brick Masons. A less common occupation for the Oehl family was Keeps House.

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  • Brick Mason

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Keeps House


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Oehl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Oehl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oehl 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 526 immigration records available for the last name Oehl. 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 Oehl. For the veterans among your Oehl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oehl Life Expectancy

What is the average Oehl lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Oehl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Oehl in 1955 was 57, and 90 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oehl

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