Giese Family History

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Giese Name Meaning

German and Danish: from a short form of the personal name Giselbert (see Giesbrecht), or any other Germanic name with gisil as the first element.

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


Similar surnames: Giesel, Liese, Giere, Gille, Riewe, Riepe, Wiese, Bliese, Gieske

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Giese Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Giese name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Giese. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    35%

  • Germanic Europe

    25%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    12%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    6%

  • Sweden

    6%

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Giese Family Origin

Where is the Giese family from?

Giese Family Occupations

What did your Giese ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Giese occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Giese's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Giese family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Giese.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Giese Historical Records

What Giese family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Giese. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Giese 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Giese. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Giese. For the veterans among your Giese ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Giese Life Expectancy

What is the average Giese lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Giese life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Giese in 1942 was 34, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Giese

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Giese 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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