Gens Family History

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Gens Name Meaning

German: variant of Jens. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) and Polish (Ges): ornamental name from Polish ges ‘goose’.

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

Similar surnames: Gell, Gans, Sens, Gess, Len, Jens, Geng, Zens, Genis, Geno

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Gens Family Origin

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Gens Family Occupations

What did your Gens ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Barber and Domestic were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Gens. 34% of Gens men worked as a Barber and 50% of Gens women worked as a Domestic. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gens were Tailor and Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Barber
  • Mechanic
  • Tailor

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Domestic
  • Operator

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

Gens Historical Records

What Gens family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Gens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gens 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 973 immigration records available for the last name Gens. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Gens. For the veterans among your Gens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gens Life Expectancy

What is the average Gens lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Gens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Gens in 1948 was 39, and 36 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gens

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gens 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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