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Giel Family History

Giel Name Meaning

from a medieval personal name of which the original form was Latin Aegidius, from Greek aigidion ‘kid’, ‘young goat’. Compare English Giles. in some instances, an altered spelling of Geil.

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


Similar surnames: Gill, Giles, Gil, Viel, Piel, Gibel, Kiel, Ziel, Hill, Gies

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Where is the Giel family from?

You can see how Giel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Giel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Giel families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Giel families living in Indiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Giel's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Giel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Giel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Giel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Giel. .

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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.

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Giel lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Giel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Giel in 1943 was 38, and 56 in 2004.

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