Behl Family History

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Behl Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place in Holstein named Behl. Altered spelling of German Böhl (see Boehle). Indian: variant of Bahl.

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


Similar surnames: Bell, Berl, Biehl, Beal, Buehl, Kehl, Behel, Mehl, Bohl, Pehl

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Behl Family Origin

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Behl Family Occupations

What did your Behl ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Behl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Behl's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Behl. A less common occupation for the Behl family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%

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Behl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Behl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Behl 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 Behl. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, 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 Behl. For the veterans among your Behl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Behl Life Expectancy

What is the average Behl lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Behl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Behl in 1958 was 51, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Behl

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Behl ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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