Giesbrecht Family History

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Giesbrecht Name Meaning

German: from a personal name composed of Old High German gisil ‘hostage’, ‘pledge’, ‘noble offspring’ (see Giesel) + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’, a cognate of Giselbert.

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

Similar surnames: Gerbracht, Liebrecht, Armbrecht, Elbrecht, Eggebrecht, Albrecht

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Giesbrecht Family Origin

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Giesbrecht Family Occupations

What did your Giesbrecht ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Going To School and Farmers Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Giesbrecht. The most common Giesbrecht occupation in Canada was Farmer. 47% of Giesbrecht's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Giesbrecht family was Farmers Son, Going To School.

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  • Farmer

  • Going To School

  • Farmers Son

  • Farmers Son, Going To School


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Giesbrecht Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Giesbrecht. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Giesbrecht 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Giesbrecht. 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 94 military records available for the last name Giesbrecht. For the veterans among your Giesbrecht ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Giesbrecht Life Expectancy

What is the average Giesbrecht lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Giesbrecht life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Giesbrecht in 1962 was 74, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Giesbrecht

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