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Geertsema Family History

Geertsema Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Sietsema, Heerema, Boersema, Wiersema, Geerts, Gentleman, Geers

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Where is the Geertsema family from?

You can see how Geertsema families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Geertsema family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1891 and 1920. The most Geertsema families were found in Scotland in 1891. In 1920 there was 1 Geertsema family living in Iowa. This was 100% of all the recorded Geertsema's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Geertsema families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Geertsema surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Geertsema ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Geertsema. .

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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
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Census Records

There are 208 census records available for the last name Geertsema. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Geertsema 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 266 immigration records available for the last name Geertsema. 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 57 military records available for the last name Geertsema. For the veterans among your Geertsema ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Geertsema lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Geertsema life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Geertsema in 1948 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

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