Gentes Family History

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Gentes Name Meaning

Possibly a variant of French Gent. Dutch and German: patronymic from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with gand ‘spell’, such as Gandolfus.

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


Similar surnames: Montes, Mente, Gentis, Feltes, Hentges, Gunter, Genther, Gates

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Gentes Family Origin

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Gentes Family Occupations

What did your Gentes ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Locomotive Engine Ass and Sailiners were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Gentes. 50% of Gentes men worked as a Locomotive Engine Ass and 50% of Gentes women worked as a Sailiners. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gentes were Tant Maker and Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Locomotive Engine Ass
    50%
  • Tant Maker
    50%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Sailiners
    50%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    50%

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

Gentes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gentes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gentes census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Gentes

Passenger List

There are 389 immigration records available for the last name Gentes. 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 434 military records available for the last name Gentes. For the veterans among your Gentes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gentes Life Expectancy

What is the average Gentes lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gentes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Gentes in 1944 was 40, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gentes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gentes 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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