Gentis Family History

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Gentis Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: variant of Gentes.

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

Similar surnames: Gentes, Feltis, Tennis, Yantis, Gens, Genter, Genthe, Bents, Gettis

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Gentis Family Origin

Where is the Gentis family from?

Gentis Family Occupations

What did your Gentis ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Stable Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gentis. The most common Gentis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Gentis's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gentis family was Wood Chopper.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Stable Keeper

  • Wood Chopper


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

Gentis Historical Records

What Gentis family records will you find?

Census Record

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

Search 1940's US census records for Gentis

Passenger List

There are 161 immigration records available for the last name Gentis. 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 218 military records available for the last name Gentis. For the veterans among your Gentis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gentis Life Expectancy

What is the average Gentis lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Gentis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Gentis in 1954 was 38, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gentis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gentis 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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