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Geibel Family History

Geibel Name Meaning

German: from a personal name or topographic name formed with Old High German gāwi ‘fertile region countryside’ (as opposed to a town).

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

Similar surnames: Gibel, Geisel, Heibel, Eiben, Weibel, Reibel, Goebel, Seibel, Gabel

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Where is the Geibel family from?

You can see how Geibel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Geibel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Geibel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 56 Geibel families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 36% of all the recorded Geibel's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Geibel families in 1880.
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What did your Geibel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Geibel. 28% of Geibel men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Geibel women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Geibel were New Worker and Teacher. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Geibel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Geibel 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 808 immigration records available for the last name Geibel. 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 Geibel. For the veterans among your Geibel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Geibel lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Geibel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Geibel in 1950 was 40, and 78 in 2004.

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