Gelb Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a man with red hair (see Gell).

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


Similar surnames: Gell, Garb, Kalb, Gehl, Geib, Belz, Bel, Gil, Geck, Gent

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Gelb Family Origin

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Gelb Family Occupations

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  • Baker

    17%
  • Drives Team

    17%
  • Dry Goods Dealer

    17%
  • Hardware Clerk

    17%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gelb family was Hardware Clerk. Baker, Drives Team and Dry Goods Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gelb. The most common Gelb occupation in the USA was Baker. 17% of Gelb's were Bakers.

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Gelb Historical Records

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Gelb Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1956 and 2004, Gelb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Gelb in 1956 was 55, and 68 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gelb

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