Geiken Family History

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Geiken Name Meaning

North German: probably a patronymic from the Frisian personal name Geick, Geike.

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

Similar surnames: Heiken, Gerken, Gebben, Oetken, Heikes, Eiben, Deike, Geffen, Geen

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Geiken Family Origin

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Geiken Family Occupations

What did your Geiken ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Geiken occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Geiken's were Farmers. Farmer and Fisherman were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Geiken. A less common occupation for the Geiken family was Masher In Distillery.

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  • Farmer

  • Fisherman

  • Masher In Distillery


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

Geiken Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Geiken. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Geiken 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Geiken. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Geiken. For the veterans among your Geiken ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Geiken Life Expectancy

What is the average Geiken lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Geiken life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Geiken in 1961 was 70, and 91 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Geiken 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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