Gelb Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Gelb Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a man with red hair (see Gell).

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

Similar surnames: Gell, Garb, Kalb, Gehl, Geib, Belz, Bel, Gil, Geck, Gent

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Gelb Family Origin

Where is the Gelb family from?

Gelb Family Occupations

What did your Gelb ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Draper and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Gelb. 13% of Gelb men worked as a Draper and 36% of Gelb women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gelb were Fig sool Designer and Domestic Servant

View Census data for Gelb | Data not to scale

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Draper
  • Drapery On Own Accoun
  • Electrician (biscuit Factory
  • Fig sool Designer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Assistant In Hustands Off
  • Assisting In Hustands Office For
  • Domestic Servant

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

Gelb Historical Records

What Gelb family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Gelb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gelb 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 Gelb

Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gelb. 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.

View all Gelb immigration records

Draft Card

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

View all Gelb military records

You've only scratched the surface of Gelb family history.

Gelb Life Expectancy

What is the average Gelb lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Gelb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Gelb in 1956 was 55, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gelb

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gelb 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.

Famous Gelb Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name