Kehl Family History

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Kehl Name Meaning

habitational name from various places so named, notably the town across the Rhine from Strasbourg. from Middle High German kel(e) ‘throat’, hence a nickname possibly for someone with a goiter or perhaps with a distinctively throaty voice. variant of Köhl (see Kohl). from a northern German field name of unknown etymology.

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

Similar surnames: Kuhl, Kiehl, Kell, Kehr, Keil, Hehl, Kohl, Gehl, Mehl, Keel

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Kehl Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kehl name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kehl. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Kehl Family Origin

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Kehl Family Occupations

What did your Kehl ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Kehl occupation in the UK was Master Baker. 50% of Kehl's were Master Bakers. Master Baker and Master Baker Employing 1 Man were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Kehl.

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  • Master Baker

  • Master Baker Employing 1 Man


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Kehl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Kehl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kehl 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kehl. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Kehl. For the veterans among your Kehl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kehl Life Expectancy

What is the average Kehl lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Kehl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Kehl in 1951 was 44, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kehl 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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