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Gellner Name Meaning

German: occupational name for someone who worked with gold, a refiner, jeweler, or gilder, from an agent derivative of Middle High German golt ‘gold’.

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


Similar surnames: Goellner, Wellner, Geller, Kellner, Weller, Zeltner, Zellner, Sellner

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Where is the Gellner family from?

You can see how Gellner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gellner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Gellner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Gellner families living in Illinois. This was about 42% of all the recorded Gellner's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Gellner families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gellner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gellner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gellner. 23% of Gellner men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Gellner women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gellner were Salesman 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

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Truck Driver
    17%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    43%
  • Housekeeper
    29%
  • Teacher
    29%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gellner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gellner 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 559 immigration records available for the last name Gellner. 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 593 military records available for the last name Gellner. For the veterans among your Gellner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gellner lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Gellner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Gellner in 1957 was 46, and 85 in 2004.

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