Wahl Family History

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Wahl Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German Walhe, Walch ‘foreigner from a Romance country’, hence a nickname for someone from Italy or France, etc. This surname is also established in Sweden. North German: from the personal name Wole, a short form of Wol(d)er (see Wahler). Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads named Val, from Old Norse vaðill ‘ford’, ‘shallows’.

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


Similar surnames: Wall, Ahl, Dahl, Wohl, Zahl, Vahl, Pahl, Hahn, Fahl, Bahl

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Wahl Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wahl name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    39%

  • Germanic Europe

    17%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    16%

  • Norway

    6%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    5%

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Wahl Family Origin

Where is the Wahl family from?

Wahl Family Occupations

What did your Wahl ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Wahl occupation in the UK was Boot Rivitter. 50% of Wahl's were Boot Rivitters. Boot Rivitter and Journeyman Baker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Wahl.

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  • Boot Rivitter

    50%
  • Journeyman Baker

    50%

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

Wahl Historical Records

What Wahl family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 54,000 census records available for the last name Wahl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wahl 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Wahl. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Wahl. For the veterans among your Wahl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wahl Life Expectancy

What is the average Wahl lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Wahl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wahl in 1942 was 36, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wahl

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wahl 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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