Gottlieb Family History

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Gottlieb Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the personal name Gottlieb. As a German personal name this is for the most part a translation of Greek Theophilos (‘one who loves God’) that became very popular in the 17th and 18th centuries with the rise of the Pietist movement. Among German Jews, it existed, independently from German Christians, since the Middle Ages. German: from the personal name Goteleib, based on Old High German god, got ‘god’ + leiba ‘offspring’, ‘son’.

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


Similar surnames: Gottlob, Gottfried, Gotlieb, Kottler, Ostler, Goethe, Getter, Gotter

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Gottlieb Family Origin

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Gottlieb Family Occupations

What did your Gottlieb ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gottlieb family was Keeping House. The most common Gottlieb occupation in the USA was Farmer. 8% of Gottlieb's were Farmers. Farmer, Clerk and Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gottlieb.

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  • Farmer

    8%
  • Clerk

    5%
  • Merchant

    5%
  • Keeping House

    3%

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Gottlieb Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gottlieb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gottlieb 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gottlieb. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gottlieb. For the veterans among your Gottlieb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gottlieb Life Expectancy

What is the average Gottlieb lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Gottlieb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Gottlieb in 1950 was 52, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gottlieb 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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