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Geiger Family History

Geiger Name Meaning
South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a violin player or maker, Middle High German giger (an agent derivative of gige ‘violin’), German Geiger.

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

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247,548 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
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14,159 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Geiger Families

  • Number of Geiger families
     275 - 547
     92 - 274
     1 - 91
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Geiger families
     17 - 31
     6 - 16
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Geiger last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Geiger census records

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Geiger Family Origin

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Geiger Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Geiger families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Geiger

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Geiger Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Geiger census records

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Geiger Civil War Service Records

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