Geiling Family History

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Geiling Name Meaning

German: from Middle Low German geilink ‘thrush’, hence possibly a nickname for someone with a fine singing voice or for someone who kept or caught songbirds.

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

Similar surnames: Helling, Reiling, Riling, Kreiling, Kelling, Keeling, Freiling

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Geiling Family Origin

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Geiling Family Occupations

What did your Geiling ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Geiling family was Shoemaker. Farmer, Carpenter and Cashier In Bank were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Geiling. The most common Geiling occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Geiling's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Cashier In Bank

  • Shoemaker


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

Geiling Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Geiling Life Expectancy

What is the average Geiling lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2003, in the United States, Geiling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Geiling in 1965 was 82, and 79 in 2003.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Geiling 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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