Gies Family History

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Gies Name Meaning

North German: variant of Giese. Altered spelling of South German Giess, a variant of Güss (see Guess).

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

Similar surnames: Ries, Dies, Mies, Giesy, Gier, Gries, Guss, Goes, Wies, Kies

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Gies Family Origin

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Gies Family Occupations

What did your Gies ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gies family was Carpenter. The most common Gies occupation in the USA was Farmer. 13% of Gies's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gies.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Barber

  • Carpenter


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

Gies Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Gies. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gies 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gies. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Gies. For the veterans among your Gies ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gies Life Expectancy

What is the average Gies lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Gies life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Gies in 1952 was 34, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gies

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gies 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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