Ohl Name Meaning

German: from a short form of a personal name beginning with Ohl-, such as Ohlerich (a variant of Ulrich), or Ohlbrecht (a compound of Odal- (from od- ‘prosperity’, ‘riches’) + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’). North German: habitational name from places in Westphalia and the Rhineland named Ohl, or a topographic name from Middle Low German ol ‘meadowland surrounded by water’.

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


Similar surnames: Bohl, Uhl, Pohl, Ohle, Ohm, Ahl, Gohl, Wohl, Oehl, Sohl

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Ohl Family Origin

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Ohl Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ohl. 18% of Ohl men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Ohl women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ohl were Carpenter and Secretary

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    16%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • New Worker
    10%
  • Secretary
    10%

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

Ohl Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Ohl Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ohl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Ohl in 1944 was 29, and 79 in 2004.

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