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Wöhl / Woehl family that originated in Oberseebach, Bas-Rhin, France. A good number of them migrated to Welland County, Ontario, Canada and settled. A select number emigrated to Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA.

The surname can be seen written in a number of ways depending on where they are using the name. In Oberseebach it was Wöhl and in North America and other places that have issues with the letter "ö" the name was Anglicized to Woehl. Later it would be seen as Wail, Wale, Wales.