Gens Family History

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Gens Name Meaning

German: variant of Jens. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) and Polish (Ges): ornamental name from Polish ges ‘goose’.

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

Similar surnames: Gell, Gans, Sens, Gess, Len, Jens, Geng, Zens, Genis, Geno

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Gens Family Origin

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Gens Family Occupations

What did your Gens ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gens family was Labor. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gens. The most common Gens occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Gens's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Labor


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

Gens Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Gens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gens 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 973 immigration records available for the last name Gens. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Gens. For the veterans among your Gens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gens Life Expectancy

What is the average Gens lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Gens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Gens in 1948 was 39, and 36 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gens

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gens 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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