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Geisler Name Meaning

German (Bavaria and Austria) from the personal name Giselher (see Gieseler). altered spelling of Swiss Geissler, an occupational name for a goatherd, from an agent derivative of from Middle High German geiz ‘goat’.

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


Similar surnames: Geiser, Keisler, Zeisler, Weisler, Gensler, Reisler, Geister, Gisler

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Where is the Geisler family from?

You can see how Geisler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Geisler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Geisler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Geisler families living in Ohio. This was about 40% of all the recorded Geisler's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Geisler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Geisler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Geisler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Geisler. 16% of Geisler men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Geisler women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Geisler were Machinist 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

  • Farmer
    16%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Geisler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Geisler 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Geisler. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Geisler. For the veterans among your Geisler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Geisler lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Geisler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Geisler in 1951 was 52, and 79 in 2004.

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