Wohl Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German, Middle Low German wol ‘pleasant’. North German: topographic name from Middle Low German wolt ‘wood’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name adopted in a spirit of optimism, from modern German Wohl ‘wellbeing’.

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


Similar surnames: Pohl, Wahl, Sohl, Ohl, Gohl, Fohl, Ahl, Bohl, Hehl, Hohl

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Wohl Family Origin

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Wohl Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Brewer

    4%

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In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wohl. The most common Wohl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Wohl's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wohl family was Brewer.

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Wohl Historical Records

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Wohl Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, Wohl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wohl in 1954 was 76, and 86 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wohl

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