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Gensler Name Meaning

South German and Swiss German: variant of Ganser . Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a breeder of geese from an agent derivative of German Gans ‘goose’.

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


Similar surnames: Genser, Geisler, Gengler, Gensemer, Kensler, Geiser, Meisler, Gessler

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Where is the Gensler family from?

You can see how Gensler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gensler family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gensler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Gensler families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 56% of all the recorded Gensler's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Gensler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gensler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gensler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gensler. 19% of Gensler men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Gensler women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gensler were Labor and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Labor
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    21%
  • Clerk
    16%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Gensler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gensler 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 737 immigration records available for the last name Gensler. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gensler. For the veterans among your Gensler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gensler lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gensler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gensler in 1953 was 54, and 78 in 2004.

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