History of your Surname
Get access to Geisel family records.Start a free trial

Geisel Family History

Geisel Name Meaning

German: from a short form of a personal name formed with Gisel- (see Giesel ).

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


Similar surnames: Geibel, Heisel, Beisel, Meisel, Weisel, Leidel, Gessel, Geiser, Gisel

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Geisel family from?

You can see how Geisel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Geisel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Geisel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Geisel families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Geisel's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Geisel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Geisel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Geisel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Geisel. 17% of Geisel men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Geisel women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Geisel were Machinist and Clerk. .

View Census Data for Geisel | Data not to scale

*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
    17%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Machinist
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
  • Clerk
    7%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Geisel family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Geisel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Geisel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Geisel

Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Geisel. 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.

View all Geisel immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Geisel. For the veterans among your Geisel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Geisel military records

You've only scratched the surface of Geisel family history

Discover More

What is the average Geisel lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Geisel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Geisel in 1952 was 63, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Geisel

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Geisel family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial