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Wiehl Name Meaning

South German:: topographic name from Middle High German wuol(lache) ‘wallowing place’. habitational name from any of the places called Wiehl Wihl or Wil in Germany and Switzerland.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Biehl, Kiehl, Wiehe, Riehl, Riehm, Mehl, Wied, Wien, Hehl, Wiese

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Where is the Wiehl family from?

You can see how Wiehl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wiehl family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Wiehl families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 11 Wiehl families living in Ohio. This was about 19% of all the recorded Wiehl's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Wiehl families in 1880.
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What did your Wiehl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wiehl. 56% of Wiehl men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Wiehl women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wiehl were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • New Worker
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Wiehl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wiehl 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 499 immigration records available for the last name Wiehl. 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 600 military records available for the last name Wiehl. For the veterans among your Wiehl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wiehl lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Wiehl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Wiehl in 1959 was 53, and 91 in 2004.

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