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Geckler Name Meaning

German: nickname from an agent derivative of Middle High German gecke ‘fool’.

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


Similar surnames: Seckler, Heckler, Keckler, Gockley, Meckler, Beckler, Hechler, Decker

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Where is the Geckler family from?

You can see how Geckler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Geckler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Geckler families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Geckler families living in Ohio. This was about 75% of all the recorded Geckler's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Geckler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Geckler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Geckler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Geckler. 22% of Geckler men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Geckler women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Geckler were Inspector and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Proprietor
    14%
  • Inspector
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    60%
  • Stenographer
    40%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Geckler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Geckler census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 254 immigration records available for the last name Geckler. 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 Cards

There are 250 military records available for the last name Geckler. For the veterans among your Geckler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Geckler lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Geckler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Geckler in 1956 was 51, and 88 in 2004.

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