Pfahl Family History

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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

What did your Pfahl ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Pfahl occupation in the USA was Book K Cork Mfs. 8% of Pfahl's were Book K Cork Mfss. 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.

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  • Book K Cork Mfs

  • Boot & Shoe Maker

  • Butcher

  • Farmer


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

Pfahl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Pfahl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pfahl 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 587 immigration records available for the last name Pfahl. 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 Pfahl. For the veterans among your Pfahl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pfahl Life Expectancy

What is the average Pfahl lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pfahl

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pfahl 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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