Uhl Name Meaning

German and Czech: from a short form of the personal name Ulrich. North German: nickname from Middle Low German ule ‘owl’. Czech: perhaps also a nickname or metonymic occupational name from Czech uh(e)l ‘coal’.

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


Similar surnames: Uhr, Ohl, Kuhl, Ahl, Ubl, Guhl, Buhl, Hehl, Juhl, Muhl

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Uhl Family Origin

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Uhl Family Occupations

What did your Uhl ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Shoemaker

    3%

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Uhl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Uhl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Uhl 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Uhl. 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 Uhl. For the veterans among your Uhl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Uhl Life Expectancy

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Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Uhl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Uhl in 1949 was 42, and 71 in 2004.

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