Kerl Family History

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Kerl Name Meaning

German: status name from Middle Low German kerl ‘(free)man (of non-aristocratic descent)’, Middle High German kerl(e), karl(e) ‘man’, ‘lover’, ‘chap’.

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

Similar surnames: Karl, Kell, Keil, Kern, Perl, Kehl, Gehl, Gell, Berl, Kerr

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Kerl Family Origin

Where is the Kerl family from?

Kerl Family Occupations

What did your Kerl ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Annuitant and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Kerl. The most common Kerl occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 50% of Kerl's were Annuitants. A less common occupation for the Kerl family was Milk Retailer.

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  • Annuitant

  • Farmer

  • Milk Retailer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Kerl ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Kerl Historical Records

What Kerl family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Kerl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kerl 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 Kerl. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Kerl. For the veterans among your Kerl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kerl Life Expectancy

What is the average Kerl lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Kerl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kerl in 1961 was 64, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kerl

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kerl 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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