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Gohl Name Meaning

Eastern German (of Slavic origin): nickname from goly ‘bald’, ‘naked’, or topographic name from gola ‘bare heathland’, ‘place without trees’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word. Swiss German: probably a nickname for a loud person, from Middle High German goln ‘to howl’.

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

Similar surnames: Guhl, Wohl, Pohl, Gehl, Ohl, Goll, Sohl, Fohl, Bohl, Gohr

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Gohl Family Origin

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Gohl Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Gohl occupation in the UK was Baker. 50% of Gohl's were Bakers. Baker and Cabinet Maker & Carver were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gohl.

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  • Cabinet Maker & Carver


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Gohl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Gohl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gohl 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 Gohl. 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 Gohl. For the veterans among your Gohl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gohl Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Gohl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gohl in 1957 was 33, and 86 in 2004.

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