Gensel Family History

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Gensel Name Meaning

German (also Gänsel): nickname from a diminutive of Gans ‘goose’.

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


Similar surnames: Genser, Bensel, Gensler, Meisel, Hensel, Wensel, Gessel, Rensel

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Gensel Family Origin

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Gensel Family Occupations

What did your Gensel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gensel occupation in the USA was Laborer. 30% of Gensel's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gensel. A less common occupation for the Gensel family was Keeping House.

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  • Laborer

    30%
  • Farmer

    22%
  • Carpenter

    9%
  • Keeping House

    9%

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

Gensel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gensel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gensel 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gensel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gensel. For the veterans among your Gensel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gensel Life Expectancy

What is the average Gensel lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Gensel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Gensel in 1963 was 73, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gensel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gensel 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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