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

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Gens Family Origin

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Gens Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Laborer

    17%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Labor

    8%

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

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Gens Historical Records

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Gens Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1948 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gens

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