Genser Family History

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Genser Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for someone who kept, tended, or sold geese, from Middle High German gans ‘goose’. habitational name for someone from a place called Gensen, near Waldsee.

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


Similar surnames: Gensler, Ganser, Genzer, Geiser, Lenser, Geiger, Enser, Leiser, Unser

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Genser Family Origin

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Genser Family Occupations

What did your Genser ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Genser occupation in the USA was Carpenter & Joiner. 25% of Genser's were Carpenter & Joiners. A less common occupation for the Genser family was Glass Blower. Carpenter & Joiner, Farmer and Gardener were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Genser.

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  • Carpenter & Joiner

    25%
  • Farmer

    25%
  • Gardener

    25%
  • Glass Blower

    25%

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

Genser Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Genser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Genser 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Genser. 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 Genser. For the veterans among your Genser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Genser Life Expectancy

What is the average Genser lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Genser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Genser in 1958 was 36, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Genser

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Genser 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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