Gehl Family History

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Gehl Name Meaning

from the short form of an old personal name formed with Middle High German geil ‘voluptuous’, ‘mischievous’, ‘rich’. from an Old Frisian personal name formed with a cognate of Old High German modal ‘ancestral estate’, ‘home country’. nickname for someone with blond hair or a pale complexion, from Middle Low German, Middle High German gel ‘yellow’, ‘blond’. in eastern Germany, from a much altered short form of the personal name Daniel.

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


Similar surnames: Hehl, Gell, Gehm, Guhl, Gohl, Pehl, Kehl, Ahl, Mehl, Geil

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Gehl Family Origin

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Gehl Family Occupations

What did your Gehl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gehl. 16% of Gehl men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Gehl women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gehl were Electrician and Saleslady

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    16%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Electrician
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    23%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Saleslady
    10%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Gehl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Gehl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gehl 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gehl. 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 Gehl. For the veterans among your Gehl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gehl Life Expectancy

What is the average Gehl lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gehl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Gehl in 1944 was 22, and 73 in 2004.

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