Gelman Family History

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Gelman Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Geller 3.

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

Similar surnames: Gellman, Felman, Kelman, Zelman, Elman, Melman, German, Gelfman

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Gelman Family Origin

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Gelman Family Occupations

What did your Gelman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gelman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Gelman's were Farmers. Farmer, Tailoress and Boiler Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gelman. A less common occupation for the Gelman family was House Builder.

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  • Farmer

  • Tailoress

  • Boiler Maker

  • House Builder


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

Gelman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Gelman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gelman 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Gelman. 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 Gelman. For the veterans among your Gelman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gelman Life Expectancy

What is the average Gelman lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Gelman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Gelman in 1950 was 45, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gelman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gelman 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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