Zahl Name Meaning

German: from a reduced form of Middle High German zagel ‘tail’ or from a reduced form of a compound name formed with this element, as for example Hasenzahl (‘hare’s tail’). Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Tsal, a pet form of the Biblical name Betzalel. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Zahl ‘number’.

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


Similar surnames: Ahl, Wahl, Bahl, Vahl, Pahl, Dahl, Zahn, Fahl, Gehl, Rahl

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Zahl Family Origin

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Zahl Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    15%
  • Shoemaker

    15%
  • Blacksmith

    8%
  • Carpenter

    8%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Zahl family was Carpenter. The most common Zahl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 15% of Zahl's were Farmers. Farmer, Shoemaker and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zahl.

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Zahl Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1954 and 2003, Zahl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Zahl in 1954 was 33, and 87 in 2003.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zahl

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