History of your Surname
Get access to Pawl family records.Start a 14-Day Free Trial

Pawl Family History

Pawl Surname Meaning

English: variant of Paul .

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


Similar surnames: Paul, Poll, Pal, Pawel, Gall, Pahl, Pane, Pauly, Pach, Rawle

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Pawl family from?

You can see how Pawl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pawl family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pawl families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 3 Pawl families living in Berkshire. This was about 43% of all the recorded Pawl's in United Kingdom. Berkshire had the highest population of Pawl families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pawl surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pawl ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Pawl. 50% of Pawl women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

View Census Data for Pawl | Data not to scale

*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
    50%
  • Bar General
    50%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Pawl family records will you find?

Census Records

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

Search Australian census records for Pawl

Passenger Lists

There are 143 immigration records available for the last name Pawl. 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.

View all Pawl immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 495 military records available for the last name Pawl. For the veterans among your Pawl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Pawl military records

You've only scratched the surface of Pawl family history

Discover More

What is the average Pawl lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Pawl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Pawl in 1962 was 75, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pawl

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Pawl family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Pawl last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial