History of your Surname
Get access to Giese family records.Start a free trial

Giese Family History

Giese Name Meaning

German Dutch and Danish: from a short form of the personal name Giselbert (see Gilbert ) or any other ancient Germanic name with gīsil ‘hostage pledge noble offspring’ (see Giesel ) as the first element. Compare Giesey .

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

Similar surnames: Giesel, Liese, Giere, Gille, Riewe, Riepe, Wiese, Bliese, Gieske

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Giese family from?

You can see how Giese families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Giese family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Giese families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Giese families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Giese's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Giese families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Giese surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Giese ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Giese. 21% of Giese men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Giese women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Giese were Farm Laborer and Waitress. .

View Census Data for Giese | Data not to scale

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

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Waitress
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Giese family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Giese. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Giese census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Giese

Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Giese. 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.

View all Giese immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Giese. For the veterans among your Giese ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Giese military records

You've only scratched the surface of Giese family history

Discover More

What is the average Giese lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Giese life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Giese in 1942 was 34, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Giese

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Giese family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Giese last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial