Wohl History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Wohl family

The surname Wohl was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region and seated at Ratisbonne. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Early History of the Wohl family

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Wohl Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wohler, Wohlders, Wohlers, Woller, Wollers and others.

Early Notables of the Wohl family (pre 1700)

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United States Wohl migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wohl Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Arthur Wohl, aged 20, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "United States" from Copenhagen, Denmark [1]
  • Josef Wohl, aged 43, originally from Kossow, Poland, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "President Wilson" from Trieste, Italy [2]
  • Jakob Wohl, aged 11, originally from Kossow, Poland, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "President Wilson" from Trieste, Italy [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Wohl (post 1700) +

  • Sylvia Wohl, American politician, Delegate to Socialist National Convention from Ohio, 1960
  • Mortimer J. Wohl (1888-1931), American Republican politician, Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 18th District, 1921
  • Max Wohl, American politician, Delegate to Socialist National Convention from Ohio, 1960
  • Mary Ellen Beck Wohl, American former chief of the respiratory diseases division at Children's Hospital Boston
  • Kit Wohl, American award-winning writer, photographer, and artist
  • Aleksandar Wohl (b. 1963), Australian chess player, an International Master; he won the Australian Championship in 1992
  • Shirley Wohl Kram (1922-2009), United States federal judge




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