Gisel Family History

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Gisel Name Meaning

Swiss German and German: variant spelling of Giesel or Geisel.

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

Similar surnames: Gisler, Gissel, Giesel, Kisel, Gise, Visel, Hisel, Riser, Geisel

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Gisel Family Origin

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Gisel Family Occupations

What did your Gisel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gisel occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 14% of Gisel's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gisel. A less common occupation for the Gisel family was Blacksmith.

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  • Carpenter

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith


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

Gisel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gisel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gisel 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 237 immigration records available for the last name Gisel. 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 218 military records available for the last name Gisel. For the veterans among your Gisel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gisel Life Expectancy

What is the average Gisel lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Gisel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Gisel in 1957 was 38, and 59 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gisel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gisel 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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