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Ahl Surname Meaning

German: from a pet form of the personal name Albrecht (see Albert). German: from Aal ‘eel’, Middle High German al; generally the application would have been to an eel fisher, but in some cases it may also be a nickname for a ‘slippery’ person. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a cobbler, from Middle High German ale ‘awl’, German Ahle. Swedish: from al ‘alder’, applied either as a topographic or an ornamental name. The -h- in the surname is purely ornamental and does not occur in the vocabulary word.

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

Similar surnames: Aul, Wahl, Zahl, Uhl, Pahl, Ohl, Ahr, Dahl, Ahn, Fahl

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You can see how Ahl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ahl family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Ahl families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 5 Ahl families living in London. This was about 71% of all the recorded Ahl's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Ahl families in 1891.
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What did your Ahl ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Ahl. 100% of Ahl women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Ahl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ahl in 1940 was 61, and 83 in 2004.

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