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Gentis Family History

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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Where is the Gentis family from?

You can see how Gentis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gentis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gentis families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Gentis families living in Ohio. This was about 67% of all the recorded Gentis's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Gentis families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gentis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gentis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gentis. 38% of Gentis men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Gentis women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gentis were Truck Driver and Farmer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    38%
  • Salesman
    18%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    43%
  • Saleslady
    29%
  • Farmer
    29%
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What Gentis family records will you find?

Census Records

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.

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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