Genske Family History

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Genske Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of German Genzke, a derivative of Gans or Ganz.

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

Similar surnames: Ganske, Manske, Gensler, Senske, Genthe, Denike, Yeske, Fenske

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Genske Family Origin

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Genske Family Occupations

What did your Genske ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Genske family was Work In Saw Mill. Farmer, Farm and Keep House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Genske. The most common Genske occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Genske's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm

  • Keep House

  • Work In Saw Mill


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

Genske Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Genske. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Genske 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 258 immigration records available for the last name Genske. 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 360 military records available for the last name Genske. For the veterans among your Genske ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Genske Life Expectancy

What is the average Genske lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Genske life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Genske in 1962 was 71, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Genske

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Genske 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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