History of your Surname
Get access to Giebel family records.Start a free trial

Giebel Family History

Giebel Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German gebel, gibel, meaning ‘gable’ but also ‘head’, ‘skull’, hence probably a name for someone living at a house with prominent gables or a nickname for someone with a large or otherwise remarkable head. The personal name Giebold or Geb(w)alt, from the stem geb- ‘gift’, may have been the origin in some instances.

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

Similar surnames: Gaebel, Griebel, Gimbel, Goebel, Gibel, Bieber, Giesel, Kiesel, Uebel

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Giebel family from?

You can see how Giebel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Giebel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Giebel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 36 Giebel families living in Ohio. This was about 27% of all the recorded Giebel's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Giebel families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Giebel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Giebel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Giebel. 16% of Giebel men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Giebel women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Giebel were Carpenter and Stenographer. .

View Census Data for Giebel | Data not to scale

*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
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
  • Housework
  • Maid
  • Stenographer
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Giebel family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Giebel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Giebel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Giebel

Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Giebel. 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.

View all Giebel immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Giebel. For the veterans among your Giebel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Giebel military records

You've only scratched the surface of Giebel family history

Discover More

What is the average Giebel lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Giebel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Giebel in 1960 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Giebel

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Giebel family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial