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Kohl Name Meaning

German (also Köhl):: from Middle High German kōl köl ‘cabbage cabbage head’ (ultimately from Latin caulis ‘stalk’) hence a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of cabbages. Cabbage was an important winter staple food until recent times. from the ancient Germanic personal name Kolo. See also Koehl compare Cole Coll Kail and Kale .

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


Similar surnames: Kuhl, Kehl, Fohl, Koll, Gohl, Wohl, Bohl, Ohl, Sohl, Hohl

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Where is the Kohl family from?

You can see how Kohl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kohl family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kohl families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 22 Kohl families living in London. This was about 88% of all the recorded Kohl's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Kohl families in 1891.
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What did your Kohl ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Kohl. 78% of Kohl women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    78%
  • Housewife
    23%
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Census Records

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Kohl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kohl 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Kohl. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Kohl. For the veterans among your Kohl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kohl lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Kohl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Kohl in 1940 was 53, and 76 in 2004.

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