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Geigley Family History

Geigley Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Geigle, Keigley, Begley, Keighley, Wrigley, Gailey, Geisler, Wigley

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Where is the Geigley family from?

You can see how Geigley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Geigley family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Geigley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Geigley family living in Indiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Geigley's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Geigley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Geigley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Geigley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Geigley. 60% of Geigley men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Geigley women worked as a Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    60%
  • Laborer
    40%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    100%
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What Geigley family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 425 census records available for the last name Geigley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Geigley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 15 immigration records available for the last name Geigley. 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 Cards

There are 74 military records available for the last name Geigley. For the veterans among your Geigley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Geigley lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2003, in the United States, Geigley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Geigley in 1960 was 76, and 84 in 2003.

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