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Gies Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: variant of Giese . Altered form of South German Giess a variant of Güss (see Guess ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Ries, Dies, Mies, Giesy, Gier, Gries, Guss, Goes, Wies, Kies

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Where is the Gies family from?

You can see how Gies families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gies family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gies families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 56 Gies families living in Ontario. This was about 73% of all the recorded Gies's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Gies families in 1911.
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What did your Gies ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Gies. 65% of Gies men worked as a Farmer. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Miner
  • Blacksmith
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Gies. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gies census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gies. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Gies. For the veterans among your Gies ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gies lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Gies life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Gies in 1952 was 34, and 80 in 2004.

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