Geis Family History

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Geis Name Meaning

from the personal name Giso, a short form of any of the various personal names with the initial element Gis- such as Giselbrecht, Giselher. probably a respelling of Geiss, Gies, Giese.

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

Similar surnames: Gess, Meis, Neis, Deis, Reis, Heis, Leis, Bess, Sens, Gehl

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Geis Family Origin

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Geis Family Occupations

What did your Geis ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Geis occupation in the UK was Book Binder Or Boralinder. 25% of Geis's were Book Binder Or Boralinders. A less common occupation for the Geis family was Printers Reader. Book Binder Or Boralinder, Compositor and Foreman In Sugar Refinery were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Geis.

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  • Book Binder Or Boralinder

  • Compositor

  • Foreman In Sugar Refinery

  • Printers Reader


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

Geis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Geis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Geis census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Geis

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Geis. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Geis. For the veterans among your Geis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Geis Life Expectancy

What is the average Geis lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Geis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Geis in 1949 was 35, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Geis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Geis 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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