Giesel Family History

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Giesel Name Meaning

German: from the personal name Giesel, a short form of any of several Germanic personal names with the first element gisil ‘pledge’, ‘hostage’, ‘noble offspring’. In ancient and medieval Germanic society, the younger children of kings and princes were sometimes sent to be brought up at the court of a neighboring ruler, as a pledge of peace between the two nations or clans. Thus, the male personal name Gisil and its feminine equivalent Gisela mean both ‘pledge’ and ‘noble offspring’.

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

Similar surnames: Giese, Gissel, Kiesel, Siegel, Diesel, Sinsel, Giebel, Liedel, Liebel

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Giesel Family Origin

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Giesel Family Occupations

What did your Giesel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Giesel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Giesel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Giesel family was Keeps House. Farmer, Carpenter and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Giesel.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Farming

  • Keeps House


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Giesel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Giesel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Giesel 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 499 immigration records available for the last name Giesel. 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 890 military records available for the last name Giesel. For the veterans among your Giesel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Giesel Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Giesel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Giesel in 1959 was 36, and 81 in 2004.

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