Gelin Family History

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Gelin Name Meaning

French: possibly a back formation from Old French geline ‘hen’. Jewish (from Belarus and Ukraine): variant of Gelles.

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

Similar surnames: Belin, Helin, Melin, Molin, Selin, Golin, Yellin, Hulin, Gell, Elin

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Gelin Family Origin

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Gelin Family Occupations

What did your Gelin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gelin occupation in the USA was Chair Maker. 100% of Gelin's were Chair Makers.

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  • Chair Maker


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

Gelin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gelin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gelincensus 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gelin. 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 315 military records available for the last name Gelin. For the veterans among your Gelin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gelin Life Expectancy

What is the average Gelin lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Gelin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Gelin in 1958 was 55, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gelin 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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