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Geffen Name Meaning

Jewish (Israeli): ornamental name from Hebrew gefen ‘vine’, a Hebraicization usually of the various Ashkenazic surnames from German Wein. North German: from a Germanic personal name formed with geba ‘gift’, for example Gebhardt.

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


Similar surnames: Gerfen, Offen, Geen, Leffel, Geffner, Huffer, Jessen, Efron, Gerken

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Geffen Family Origin

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Geffen Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Geffen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 100% of Geffen's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    100%

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Geffen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Geffen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Geffen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Geffen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Geffen. For the veterans among your Geffen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Geffen Life Expectancy

What is the average Geffen lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Geffen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Geffen in 1962 was 72, and 89 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Geffen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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