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Gensemer Name Meaning

German: variant of Gansemer . The surname Gensemer is apparently no longer found in Germany. Possibly an altered form of German Gensemeyer: occupational name for someone who raised and sold geese from Middle High German gans ‘goose’ + meier ‘(tenant) farmer’. The surname Gensemeyer is very rare in Germany.

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


Similar surnames: Gansemer, Genser, Gensler, Griesemer, Ganser, Besemer, Fenster

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Where is the Gensemer family from?

You can see how Gensemer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gensemer family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Gensemer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Gensemer families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 75% of all the recorded Gensemer's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Gensemer families in 1840.
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What did your Gensemer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gensemer. 27% of Gensemer men worked as a Salesman and 24% of Gensemer women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gensemer were Butcher and House Work. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
    27%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Watchman
    14%
  • Butcher
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    24%
  • Housework
    16%
  • Topper
    16%
  • House Work
    16%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gensemer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gensemer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 261 immigration records available for the last name Gensemer. 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 Cards

There are 264 military records available for the last name Gensemer. For the veterans among your Gensemer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gensemer lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Gensemer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Gensemer in 1955 was 48, and 80 in 2004.

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