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Gelnett Name Meaning

German: unexplained. Possibly an alteration of Gennet, a German adaptation of French Genet, according to Gottschald, or of German Gernert.

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


Similar surnames: Gennett, Genett, Garnett, Gurnett, Gennette, Gellert, Gernert, Gent

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Gelnett Family Origin

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Gelnett Family Occupations

What did your Gelnett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gelnett family was Works In Woods. Carpenter and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gelnett. The most common Gelnett occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 33% of Gelnett's were Carpenters.

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  • Carpenter

    33%
  • Farmer

    33%
  • Works In Woods

    33%

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Gelnett Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gelnett Life Expectancy

What is the average Gelnett lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Gelnett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Gelnett in 1959 was 60, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gelnett 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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