Giebel Family History

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Giebel Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German gebel, gibel, meaning ‘gable’ but also ‘head’, ‘skull’, hence probably a name for someone living at a house with prominent gables or a nickname for someone with a large or otherwise remarkable head. The personal name Giebold or Geb(w)alt, from the stem geb- ‘gift’, may have been the origin in some instances.

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

Similar surnames: Gaebel, Griebel, Gimbel, Goebel, Gibel, Bieber, Giesel, Kiesel, Uebel

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Giebel Family Origin

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Giebel Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Giebel. 16% of Giebel men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Giebel women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Giebel were Carpenter and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
  • Housework
  • Maid
  • Stenographer

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

Giebel Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Giebel. 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 Giebel. For the veterans among your Giebel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Giebel Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Giebel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Giebel in 1960 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

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