Gelling Family History

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Gelling Name Meaning

English: unexplained; most probably a derivative of an unidentified Old English personal name.

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


Similar surnames: Welling, Melling, Helling, Gilling, Gulling, Stelling, Keeling

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Gelling Family Origin

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Gelling Family Occupations

What did your Gelling ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gelling family was Farming. The most common Gelling occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Gelling's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gelling.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Blacksmith

    8%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Farming

    8%

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

Gelling Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gelling Life Expectancy

What is the average Gelling lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Gelling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Gelling in 1959 was 62, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gelling

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gelling 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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