Strahl Family History

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Strahl Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German strale ‘flash of lightning’, ‘strip of land’; it may have been a nickname from the first sense, but appears more generally to have derived from the second sense, as a topographic name or from a field name. German (Strähl): metonymic occupational name for a comb maker, from Middle High German stæl ‘comb’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from Yiddish shtral or German Strahl ‘ray of light’, ‘sunbeam’.

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

Similar surnames: Strang, Strahm, Stahl, Strahler, Stuhl, Stohl, Stall, Stroh, Staal

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Strahl Family Origin

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Strahl Family Occupations

What did your Strahl ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Strahl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Strahl's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Strahl family was Keeping House. Farmer, Cabinet Maker and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Strahl.

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  • Farmer

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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Strahl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Strahl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Strahl 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 Strahl. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Strahl. For the veterans among your Strahl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Strahl Life Expectancy

What is the average Strahl lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Strahl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Strahl in 1946 was 24, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Strahl 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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