Gehlbach Family History

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Gehlbach Name Meaning

German: habitational name from an unidentified place, named with a compound of Gehl ‘wet lowland’ + Bach ‘stream’.

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

Similar surnames: Gersbach, Wolbach, Gronbach, Seelbach, Kalbach, Goldbach, Selbach

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Gehlbach Family Origin

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Gehlbach Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer and Wagon Maker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gehlbach. The most common Gehlbach occupation in the USA was Farmer. 83% of Gehlbach's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Wagon Maker


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Gehlbach Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gehlbach. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gehlbach 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 Gehlbach. 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 203 military records available for the last name Gehlbach. For the veterans among your Gehlbach ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gehlbach Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Gehlbach life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Gehlbach in 1959 was 66, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gehlbach

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