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Sohl Family History

Sohl Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived in a marshy place, from Middle High German, Middle Low German sol ‘puddle of dung’, ‘muddy pool’.

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


Similar surnames: Pohl, Soll, Wohl, Fohl, Hohl, Gohl, Ohl, Sohm, Sohn, Hehl

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Where is the Sohl family from?

You can see how Sohl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sohl family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Sohl families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Sohl families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 60% of all the recorded Sohl's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Sohl families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sohl surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sohl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sohl. 16% of Sohl men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Sohl women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sohl were Truck Driver and Secretary.

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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
    16%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • New Worker
    11%
  • Saleslady
    11%
  • Secretary
    8%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Sohl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sohl 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sohl. 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 Sohl. For the veterans among your Sohl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sohl lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Sohl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sohl in 1955 was 43, and 86 in 2004.

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