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Giebel Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German gebel, gibel, meaning ‘gable’ but also ‘head’, ‘skull’, hence probably a name for someone living at a house with prominent gables or a nickname for someone with a large or otherwise remarkable head. The personal name Giebold or Geb(w)alt, from the stem geb- ‘gift’, may have been the origin in some instances.

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


Similar surnames: Gaebel, Griebel, Gimbel, Goebel, Gibel, Bieber, Giesel, Kiesel, Uebel

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Giebel Family Origin

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Giebel Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Giebel family was Carpenter. Farmer, Blacksmith and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Giebel. The most common Giebel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Giebel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Cabinet Maker

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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Giebel Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Giebel Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Giebel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Giebel in 1960 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

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