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Giesel Name Meaning

German: from the personal name Giesel, a short form of any of several Germanic personal names with the first element gisil ‘pledge’, ‘hostage’, ‘noble offspring’. In ancient and medieval Germanic society, the younger children of kings and princes were sometimes sent to be brought up at the court of a neighboring ruler, as a pledge of peace between the two nations or clans. Thus, the male personal name Gisil and its feminine equivalent Gisela mean both ‘pledge’ and ‘noble offspring’.

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


Similar surnames: Giese, Gissel, Kiesel, Siegel, Diesel, Sinsel, Giebel, Liedel, Liebel

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Giesel Family Origin

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Giesel Family Occupations

What did your Giesel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Giesel. 38% of Giesel men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Giesel women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Giesel were Paper Hanger and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    38%
  • Labor
    18%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Paper Hanger
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    34%
  • Housekeeper
    23%
  • Servant
    23%
  • Teacher
    23%

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

Giesel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Giesel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Giesel 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 499 immigration records available for the last name Giesel. 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 890 military records available for the last name Giesel. For the veterans among your Giesel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Giesel Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Giesel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Giesel in 1959 was 36, and 81 in 2004.

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