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Germany Family History

Germany Name Meaning
English (eastern counties): apparently a variant of German. KH.

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

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30,694 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
86,904 Military Records
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Name Distribution of Germany Families

  • Number of Germany families
     33 - 63
     12 - 32
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Germany families
     31 - 60
     11 - 30
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Germany last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Germany census records

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Germany Family Origin

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Germany Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Germany

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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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Germany Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Germany census records

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Germany Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

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