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Wohl Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German, Middle Low German wol ‘pleasant’. North German: topographic name from Middle Low German wolt ‘wood’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name adopted in a spirit of optimism, from modern German Wohl ‘wellbeing’.

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


Similar surnames: Pohl, Wahl, Sohl, Ohl, Gohl, Fohl, Ahl, Bohl, Hehl, Hohl

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Where is the Wohl family from?

You can see how Wohl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wohl family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Wohl families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Wohl family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Wohl's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Wohl families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wohl surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wohl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wohl. 14% of Wohl men worked as a Salesman and 11% of Wohl women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wohl were Proprietor and Housewife.

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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

  • Salesman
    14%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Proprietor
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    11%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Secretary
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Wohl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wohl 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Wohl. 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 33,000 military records available for the last name Wohl. For the veterans among your Wohl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wohl lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Wohl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wohl in 1954 was 76, and 86 in 2004.

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