Gentzel Family History

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Gentzel Name Meaning

Eastern German: from a pet form of Jantz.

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

Similar surnames: Genzel, Bentzel, Rentzel, Henzel, Metzel, Menzel, Benzel, Guenzel

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Gentzel Family Origin

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Gentzel Family Occupations

What did your Gentzel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gentzel. 28% of Gentzel men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Gentzel women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gentzel were Machinist and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Manager
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Clerk

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

Gentzel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 987 census records available for the last name Gentzel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gentzel 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 179 immigration records available for the last name Gentzel. 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 243 military records available for the last name Gentzel. For the veterans among your Gentzel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gentzel Life Expectancy

What is the average Gentzel lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Gentzel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Gentzel in 1962 was 68, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gentzel 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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