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Fohl Surname Meaning

German:: nickname for someone who behaved in a skittish or unpredictable manner from Middle High German Middle Low German vole ‘foal’. (Föhl): variant of Feil (Föhl): from Swabian Föhl ‘spark embers’ possibly applied as a metonymic occupational name for a blacksmith or smelter or as a nickname for a hot-tempered person. Compare Foehl .

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

Similar surnames: Gohl, Wohl, Sohl, Kohl, Pohl, Fahl, Hohl, Ohl, Ahl, Hehl

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Where is the Fohl family from?

You can see how Fohl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fohl family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Fohl families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Fohl families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 56% of all the recorded Fohl's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Fohl families in 1840.
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What did your Fohl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fohl. 22% of Fohl men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Fohl women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fohl were Manager and Waitress. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Farmer
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
  • Bookkeeper
  • Housekeeper
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Fohl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fohl 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Fohl. 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 Cards

There are 778 military records available for the last name Fohl. For the veterans among your Fohl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fohl lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Fohl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Fohl in 1961 was 50, and 73 in 2004.

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