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Giesbrecht Family History

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

42,358 Historical Documents with Giesbrecht on Ancestry.com
8,379 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
92 Military Records
1,612 Immigration Records
9,069 Census and Voter Lists
23,206 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Giesbrecht Families

  • Number of Giesbrecht families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Giesbrecht last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Giesbrecht census records

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Giesbrecht Family Origin

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Giesbrecht Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Giesbrecht

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Giesbrecht Family Occupations

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Military Service by Giesbrecht

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