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Geen Family History

Geen Name Meaning

Cornish: unexplained. Dutch and North German: from a short form of a derivative of the Germanic personal name Gerard.

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


Similar surnames: Goen, Geer, Been, Genn, Green, Keen, Bein, Dein, Gean, Veen

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Where is the Geen family from?

You can see how Geen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Geen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Geen families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Geen families living in Virginia. This was about 38% of all the recorded Geen's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Geen families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Geen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Geen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laundress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Geen. 26% of Geen men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Geen women worked as a Laundress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Geen were Painter and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Laborer
    26%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Painter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laundress
    20%
  • Housework
    15%
  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Geen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Geen 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Geen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Geen. For the veterans among your Geen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Geen lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Geen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Geen in 1960 was 71, and 69 in 2004.

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