Pohl Name Meaning

topographic name from Middle Low German pol ‘(muddy) pool’ (Low German Pohl). (Pöhl): habitational name for someone from the island of Poel, near Wismar. Variant of Paul. Eastern German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): ethnic name for a Polish speaker or someone with some other connection with Poland, from German Pole, Dutch Pool ‘Pole’.

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


Similar surnames: Pool, Pol, Poel, Wohl, Pohle, Ohl, Poll, Sohl, Puhl, Gohl

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Pohl Family Origin

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Pohl Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, the most common Pohl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Pohl's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pohl. A less common occupation for the Pohl family was Carpenter.

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Pohl Historical Records

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Pohl Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Pohl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Pohl in 1942 was 51, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pohl

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