Gehling Family History

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Gehling Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place near Hagen, Westphalia.

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

Similar surnames: Fehling, Behling, Mehling, Lehning, Melling, Wehling, Gehring, Heling

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Gehling Family Origin

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Gehling Family Occupations

What did your Gehling ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gehling occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Gehling's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gehling family was Cigar Maker. Farmer, Keeping House and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gehling.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Barber

  • Cigar Maker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gehling ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gehling Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gehling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gehling 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 164 immigration records available for the last name Gehling. 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 435 military records available for the last name Gehling. For the veterans among your Gehling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gehling Life Expectancy

What is the average Gehling lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Gehling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Gehling in 1947 was 35, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gehling

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gehling ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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