Gensch Family History

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Gensch Name Meaning

Eastern German: from the personal name Gensch, a short form of the Sorbian form of John.

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

Similar surnames: Gentsch, Lensch, Gunsch, Rensch, Hensch, Mensch, Gosch, Pesch, Heesch

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Gensch Family Origin

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Gensch Family Occupations

What did your Gensch ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gensch occupation in the USA was Tailor. 50% of Gensch's were Tailors. Tailor and Butcher were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gensch. A less common occupation for the Gensch family was Machinist.

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  • Tailor

  • Butcher

  • Machinist


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

Gensch Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gensch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gensch 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 444 immigration records available for the last name Gensch. 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 503 military records available for the last name Gensch. For the veterans among your Gensch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gensch Life Expectancy

What is the average Gensch lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Gensch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gensch in 1962 was 78, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gensch

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gensch 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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