Gesner Family History

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Gesner Name Meaning

Variant spelling of German Gessner.

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

Similar surnames: Lesner, Resner, Gasner, Mesner, Gessner, Gepner, Gesler, Kesner

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Gesner Family Origin

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Gesner Family Occupations

What did your Gesner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gesner family was Keeps House. The most common Gesner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Gesner's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gesner.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeps House


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

Gesner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Gesner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gesner 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 835 immigration records available for the last name Gesner. 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 Gesner. For the veterans among your Gesner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gesner Life Expectancy

What is the average Gesner lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Gesner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Gesner in 1960 was 45, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gesner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gesner 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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