Geil Family History

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Geil Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German geil ‘mischievous’, ‘boisterous’, ‘happy’.

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


Similar surnames: Keil, Gehl, Gell, Reil, Feil, Beil, Peil, Gail, Gil, Seil

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Geil Family Origin

Where is the Geil family from?

Geil Family Occupations

What did your Geil ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Geil occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Geil's were Farmers. Farmer, Baker and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Geil. A less common occupation for the Geil family was Seamstess.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Baker

    17%
  • Labourer

    17%
  • Seamstess

    17%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Geil ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Geil Historical Records

What Geil family records will you find?

Census Record

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

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Geil Life Expectancy

What is the average Geil lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Geil life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Geil in 1960 was 47, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Geil

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Geil 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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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
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