Geis Name Meaning

from the personal name Giso, a short form of any of the various personal names with the initial element Gis- such as Giselbrecht, Giselher. probably a respelling of Geiss, Gies, Giese.

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


Similar surnames: Gess, Meis, Neis, Deis, Reis, Heis, Leis, Bess, Sens, Gehl

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Geis Family Origin

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Geis Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    14%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Saloon Keeper

    4%

In 1880, the most common Geis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Geis's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Geis family was Saloon Keeper. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Geis.

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Geis Historical Records

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Geis Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1949 and 2004, Geis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Geis in 1949 was 35, and 69 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Geis

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