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Geister Name Meaning

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

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


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

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Where is the Geister family from?

You can see how Geister families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Geister family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Geister families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 39 Geister families living in Michigan. This was about 42% of all the recorded Geister's in USA. Michigan had the highest population of Geister families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Geister surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Geister ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Geister. 30% of Geister men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Geister women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Geister were Labor 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
    30%
  • Laborer
    26%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Labor
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    34%
  • Clerk
    23%
  • Housework
    23%
  • Teacher
    23%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 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 Lists

There are 494 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 Cards

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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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.

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