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Gegenheimer Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone whose home is across the way, from gegen ‘against’, ‘across’ + heim ‘home’ + -er suffix denoting an inhabitant.

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


Similar surnames: Berkheimer, Gensheimer, Veitenheimer, Weinheimer, Meisenheimer

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Gegenheimer Family Origin

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Gegenheimer Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gegenheimer family was Currier. The most common Gegenheimer occupation in the USA was Butcher. 16% of Gegenheimer's were Butchers. Butcher, Farmer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gegenheimer.

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  • Butcher

    16%
  • Farmer

    11%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Currier

    5%

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Gegenheimer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gegenheimer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gegenheimer 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 Gegenheimer. 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 Gegenheimer. For the veterans among your Gegenheimer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gegenheimer Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Gegenheimer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Gegenheimer in 1963 was 68, and 76 in 2003.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gegenheimer 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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