Giesbrecht Family History

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Giesbrecht Name Meaning

German: from a personal name composed of Old High German gisil ‘hostage’, ‘pledge’, ‘noble offspring’ (see Giesel) + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’, a cognate of Giselbert.

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


Similar surnames: Gerbracht, Liebrecht, Armbrecht, Elbrecht, Eggebrecht, Albrecht

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Giesbrecht Family Origin

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Giesbrecht Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    47%
  • Going To School

    47%
  • Farmers Son

    3%
  • Farmers Son, Going To School

    1%

In 1881, the most common Giesbrecht occupation in Canada was Farmer. 47% of Giesbrecht's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Giesbrecht family was Farmers Son, Going To School. Farmer, Going To School and Farmers Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Giesbrecht.

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Giesbrecht Historical Records

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Giesbrecht Life Expectancy

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