Proehl Family History

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Proehl Name Meaning

(Pröhl) habitational name from any of several places so named in eastern Germany.from a nickname for a braggart, from Middle High German progen, brogen ‘to boast or brag’.

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

Similar surnames: Roehl, Rohr, Bruehl, Pohl, Pretz, Gehl, Prahl, Prell, Froehle, Hoehl

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Proehl Family Origin

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Proehl Family Occupations

What did your Proehl ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Proehl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Proehl's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Proehl family was Furniture Dealer. Farmer, Assistant County Surveyor and Farmer-Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Proehl.

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  • Farmer

  • Assistant County Surveyor

  • Farmer-Carpenter

  • Furniture Dealer


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

Proehl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Proehl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Proehl 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 274 immigration records available for the last name Proehl. 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 462 military records available for the last name Proehl. For the veterans among your Proehl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Proehl Life Expectancy

What is the average Proehl lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Proehl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Proehl in 1954 was 58, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Proehl

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Proehl 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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