Geister Family History

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Geister Name Meaning

German (Silesia): occupational name for a goatherd, from an agent derivative of Geist 1.

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


Similar surnames: Geisler, Geiser, Gerster, Leister, Gaiser, Weisser, Geiger, Beisner

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Geister Family Origin

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Geister Family Occupations

What did your Geister ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Geister. A less common occupation for the Geister family was Mfgr Ag. Impts. The most common Geister occupation in the USA was Farmer. 65% of Geister's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    65%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Mfgr Ag. Impts

    6%

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

Geister Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Geister Life Expectancy

What is the average Geister lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Geister life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Geister in 1944 was 70, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Geister

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Geister 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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