Gielow Family History

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Gielow Name Meaning

Eastern German (under Slavic influence): habitational name from Gielow, near Malchin, in Mecklenburg.

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

Similar surnames: Below, Gillow, Kiesow, Buelow, Galow, Luplow, Grabow, Buetow, Stielow

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Gielow Family Origin

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Gielow Family Occupations

What did your Gielow ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gielow family was Clothing Merchant. The most common Gielow occupation in the USA was Tailor. 20% of Gielow's were Tailors. Tailor, Boatman and Brass Finisher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gielow.

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  • Tailor

  • Boatman

  • Brass Finisher

  • Clothing Merchant


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gielow ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gielow Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gielow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gielow 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 646 immigration records available for the last name Gielow. 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 515 military records available for the last name Gielow. For the veterans among your Gielow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gielow Life Expectancy

What is the average Gielow lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Gielow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Gielow in 1962 was 54, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gielow

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gielow 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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