Geiger Family History

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Geiger Name Meaning

South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a violin player or maker, Middle High German giger (an agent derivative of gige ‘violin’), German Geiger.

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

Similar surnames: Seiger, Geiser, Zeiger, Geier, Genser, Geiler, Leiser, Weiher

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Geiger Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Geiger name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Geiger. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • European Jewish


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Geiger Family Origin

Where is the Geiger family from?

Geiger Family Occupations

What did your Geiger ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Geiger occupation in the UK was Baker. 17% of Geiger's were Bakers. Baker, Commercial Traveller and Pork Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Geiger. A less common occupation for the Geiger family was Stock Broker.

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  • Baker

  • Commercial Traveller

  • Pork Butcher

  • Stock Broker


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

Geiger Historical Records

What Geiger family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 86,000 census records available for the last name Geiger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Geiger 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Geiger. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 35,000 military records available for the last name Geiger. For the veterans among your Geiger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Geiger Life Expectancy

What is the average Geiger lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Geiger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Geiger in 1942 was 71, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Geiger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Geiger 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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