Fohl Name Meaning

nickname for someone who behaved in a skittish or unpredictable manner, from Middle High German, Middle Low German vole ‘foal’. (Föhl): variant of Feil 2. 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.

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


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

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Fohl Family Origin

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Fohl Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%

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In 1880, the most common Fohl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Fohl's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fohl. A less common occupation for the Fohl family was Laborer.

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Fohl Life Expectancy

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Between 1961 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fohl

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