Gelb Family History

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Gelb Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a man with red hair (see Gell).

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


Similar surnames: Gell, Garb, Kalb, Gehl, Geib, Belz, Bel, Gil, Geck, Gent

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Gelb Family Origin

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Gelb Family Occupations

What did your Gelb ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gelb family was Hardware Clerk. Baker, Drives Team and Dry Goods Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gelb. The most common Gelb occupation in the USA was Baker. 17% of Gelb's were Bakers.

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  • Baker

    17%
  • Drives Team

    17%
  • Dry Goods Dealer

    17%
  • Hardware Clerk

    17%

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

Gelb Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gelb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gelb census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Gelb

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Gelb. 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 Gelb. For the veterans among your Gelb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gelb Life Expectancy

What is the average Gelb lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Gelb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Gelb in 1956 was 55, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gelb

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gelb 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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