Gellner Family History

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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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Gellner Family Origin

Where is the Gellner family from?

Gellner Family Occupations

What did your Gellner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gellner occupation in the USA was Cooper. 33% of Gellner's were Coopers. A less common occupation for the Gellner family was Poultry Dealer. Cooper and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gellner.

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  • Cooper

  • Farmer

  • Poultry Dealer


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

Gellner Historical Records

What Gellner family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Gellner Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gellner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gellner 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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