Gensemer Family History

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Gensemer Name Meaning

German: of uncertain origin. Possibly a variant spelling of Genzmer, a variant of Ganz, or a dialect variant of Gensheimer. Possibly an altered form of German Gensemeyer, an occupational name for someone who raised and sold geese, from Middle High German gans ‘goose’ + meier ‘(tenant) farmer’.

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

Similar surnames: Gansemer, Genser, Gensler, Griesemer, Ganser, Besemer, Fenster

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Gensemer Family Origin

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Gensemer Family Occupations

What did your Gensemer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gensemer family was Tanner. Farmer, Comb Maker and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gensemer. The most common Gensemer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Gensemer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Comb Maker

  • Laborer

  • Tanner


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Gensemer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gensemer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gensemer 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 261 immigration records available for the last name Gensemer. 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 264 military records available for the last name Gensemer. For the veterans among your Gensemer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gensemer Life Expectancy

What is the average Gensemer lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Gensemer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Gensemer in 1955 was 48, and 80 in 2004.

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