Pfahl Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German pfal ‘post’, ‘stake’, hence a nickname for a tall thin person, a topographic name for someone who lived by a palissade, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who made posts and stakes or erected them.

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


Similar surnames: Pfuhl, Pahl, Fahl, Ahl, Pfeil, Prahl, Fohl, Puhl, Fall, Pfau

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Pfahl Family Origin

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Pfahl Family Occupations

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  • Book K Cork Mfs

    8%
  • Boot & Shoe Maker

    8%
  • Butcher

    8%
  • Farmer

    8%

In 1880, Book K Cork Mfs, Boot & Shoe Maker and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pfahl. A less common occupation for the Pfahl family was Farmer. The most common Pfahl occupation in the USA was Book K Cork Mfs. 8% of Pfahl's were Book K Cork Mfss.

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Pfahl Historical Records

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Pfahl Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1948 and 2004, Pfahl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Pfahl in 1948 was 56, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pfahl

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