Gesch Family History

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Gesch Name Meaning

North German: from Gesch, a metronymic from a pet form of Gertrud, the first syllable deriving from Old High German ger, gar ‘spear’.

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

Similar surnames: Pesch, Gosch, Esch, Mesch, Tesch, Pech, Geck, Gasch, Goetsch, Hersch

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Gesch Family Origin

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Gesch Family Occupations

What did your Gesch ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gesch occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Gesch's were Farmers. Farmer and Keeping House were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gesch. A less common occupation for the Gesch family was Porter In Off..

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Porter In Off.


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

Gesch Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gesch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gesch 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 405 immigration records available for the last name Gesch. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Gesch. For the veterans among your Gesch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gesch Life Expectancy

What is the average Gesch lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Gesch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Gesch in 1963 was 70, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gesch

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gesch 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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