Giesen Family History

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Giesen Name Meaning

patronymic from Giese. habitational name from Giessen in Hesse, which derives its name from a castle ze den Giezzen ‘on the streams’.

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


Similar surnames: Riesen, Niesen, Giesel, Wiesen, Giese, Rieser, Gilgen, Sieren

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Giesen Family Origin

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Giesen Family Occupations

What did your Giesen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Giesen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Giesen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Giesen family was Laborer. Farmer, Butcher and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Giesen.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Butcher

    9%
  • Carpenter

    9%
  • Laborer

    9%

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Giesen Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Giesen Life Expectancy

What is the average Giesen lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Giesen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Giesen in 1955 was 52, and 62 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Giesen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Giesen 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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