Puhl Family History

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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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Puhl Family Origin

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Puhl Family Occupations

What did your Puhl ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Puhl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Puhl's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Puhl. A less common occupation for the Puhl family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Puhl Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Puhl Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Puhl

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Puhl 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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