Gelfman Family History

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Gelfman Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Helfman under Russian influence. Russian has no h and alters h to g in borrowed words.

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


Similar surnames: Goffman, Gofman, Gelfand, Elfman, Gelman, Gellman, Elman, Helfman

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Gelfman Family Origin

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Gelfman Family Occupations

What did your Gelfman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gelfman. 28% of Gelfman men worked as a Salesman and 25% of Gelfman women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gelfman were Presser and Ediphone Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    28%
  • Painter
    8%
  • Carpenter
    5%
  • Presser
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    25%
  • Clerical
    17%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%
  • Ediphone Operator
    9%

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

Gelfman Historical Records

What Gelfman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 448 census records available for the last name Gelfman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gelfman 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 362 immigration records available for the last name Gelfman. 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 205 military records available for the last name Gelfman. For the veterans among your Gelfman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gelfman Life Expectancy

What is the average Gelfman lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Gelfman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Gelfman in 1962 was 81, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gelfman

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