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Vahl Family History

Vahl Surname Meaning

North German:: nickname from Middle Low German vāl ‘pallid fair’. from the ancient Germanic personal name Falho a short form of a compound name formed with fal an ethnic name (the etymon of East- and Westphalia).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Wahl, Zahl, Bahl, Fahl, Ahl, Pahl, Rahl, Gehl, Dahl, Hehl

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Where is the Vahl family from?

You can see how Vahl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vahl family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Vahl families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 7 Vahl families living in Sussex. This was 100% of all the recorded Vahl's in United Kingdom. Sussex had the highest population of Vahl families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vahl surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vahl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Vahl. 16% of Vahl men worked as a Laborer and 31% of Vahl women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vahl were Salesman and Housekeeper. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Machinist
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Secretary
  • Beauty Operator
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Vahl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vahl census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 757 immigration records available for the last name Vahl. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Vahl. For the veterans among your Vahl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vahl lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Vahl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Vahl in 1962 was 62, and 60 in 2004.

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