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

What did your Giesbrecht ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    47%
  • Going To School

    47%
  • Farmers Son

    3%
  • Farmers Son, Going To School

    1%

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

Giesbrecht Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Giesbrecht Life Expectancy

What is the average Giesbrecht lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Giesbrecht life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Giesbrecht in 1962 was 74, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Giesbrecht

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Giesbrecht 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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