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Gekas Name Meaning

Greek: ethnic name for someone from northern Albania, from Albanian Gegë ‘Geg’.

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

Similar surnames: Lekas, Gikas, Nikas, Deras, Depas, Meka, Geiss, Ekis, Genis, Meas

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Where is the Gekas family from?

You can see how Gekas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gekas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Gekas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Gekas families living in Prince Edward Island. This was about 80% of all the recorded Gekas's in Canada. Prince Edward Island had the highest population of Gekas families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gekas surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gekas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Proprietor was the top reported job for people in the USA named Gekas. 20% of Gekas men worked as a Proprietor. .

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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

  • Proprietor
  • Laborer
  • Waiter
  • Counterman
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Census Records

There are 520 census records available for the last name Gekas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gekas 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 274 immigration records available for the last name Gekas. 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 128 military records available for the last name Gekas. For the veterans among your Gekas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gekas lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Gekas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Gekas in 1963 was 77, and 87 in 2004.

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