Giesel Family History

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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

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Carpenter

    11%
  • Farming

    11%
  • Keeps House

    11%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Giesel family was Keeps House. Farmer, Carpenter and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Giesel. The most common Giesel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Giesel's were Farmers.

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Giesel Historical Records

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Giesel Life Expectancy

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