Gelfand Family History

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Gelfand Name Meaning

Jewish (from Belarus and Ukraine): ornamental name from Yiddish helfand ‘elephant’ (see Oliphant); the change from h to g is due to the influence of Russian, which has no h.

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

Similar surnames: Helfand, Gelfman, Gelfond, German, Gelbard, Yelland, Gernand, Selland

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Gelfand Family Origin

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Gelfand Family Occupations

What did your Gelfand ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Tailor (machiner) and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Gelfand. 50% of Gelfand men worked as a Tailor (machiner)

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Tailor (machiner)
  • Tailors Fixer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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

Gelfand Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gelfand. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gelfand 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gelfand. 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 655 military records available for the last name Gelfand. For the veterans among your Gelfand ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gelfand Life Expectancy

What is the average Gelfand lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Gelfand life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Gelfand in 1955 was 60, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gelfand

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gelfand 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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