Geels Family History

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Geels Name Meaning

Dutch: perhaps a patronymic from the Germanic personal name Gailo; otherwise, a variant of Gillis. English and Scottish: possibly, as Black proposes, a variant of Giles.

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

Similar surnames: Neels, Geers, Lees, Weeks, Geer, Gell, Geen, Giel, Reels, Meers

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Geels Family Origin

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Geels Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Geels occupation in the USA was Farming. 100% of Geels's were Farmings.

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  • Farming


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Geels Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 673 census records available for the last name Geels. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Geels 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 76 immigration records available for the last name Geels. 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 41 military records available for the last name Geels. For the veterans among your Geels ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Geels Life Expectancy

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Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Geels life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Geels in 1964 was 68, and 93 in 2003.

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