Gean Family History

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Gean Name Meaning

Most probably a reduced Anglecized form of Irish Ó Géibhinn, itself a reduced form of Ó Géibheannaigh, from géibheannach ‘fettered’. Alternatively, it could be an Americanized spelling of German Gien, which is from a short form of Heinrich.

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

Similar surnames: Genn, Lean, Geen, Ghan, Bean, Ginn, Hearn, Wean, Gear, Goan

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Gean Family Origin

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Gean Family Occupations

What did your Gean ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gean. The most common Gean occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Gean's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gean family was Gardner.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Blacksmith

  • Gardner


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gean ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gean Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Gean. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gean 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 725 immigration records available for the last name Gean. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 779 military records available for the last name Gean. For the veterans among your Gean ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gean Life Expectancy

What is the average Gean lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Gean life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gean in 1963 was 68, and 91 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gean ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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