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Puhl Family History

Puhl Name Meaning

variant of Pohl 2. German: variant of Pfuhl, a topographic name for someone who lived by a swamp or pond, Middle High German phuol, or a habitational name from a place named with this word.

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

Similar surnames: Kuhl, Pohl, Pfuhl, Guhl, Pehl, Buhl, Pahl, Uhl, Suhl, Juhl

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Where is the Puhl family from?

You can see how Puhl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Puhl family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Puhl families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 45 Puhl families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 25% of all the recorded Puhl's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Puhl families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Puhl surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Puhl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Puhl. 23% of Puhl men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Puhl women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Puhl were Machinist and Housekeeper.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Puhl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Puhl census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 887 immigration records available for the last name Puhl. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Puhl. For the veterans among your Puhl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Puhl lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Puhl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Puhl in 1954 was 44, and 79 in 2004.

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