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Guise Family History

Guise Name Meaning

English and French: habitational name from the district of France of this name in Aisne. French: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name based on the element wid(u) ‘wood forest’ (see Guy ). Americanized form of German Geiss .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Guite, Grise, Buis, Guse, Guile, Gose, Fuse, Furse, Guyse, Rise

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Where is the Guise family from?

You can see how Guise families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Guise family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Guise families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Guise families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 40% of all the recorded Guise's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Guise families in 1840.
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What did your Guise ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Guise. 23% of Guise men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Guise women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Guise were Salesman and Maid. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Laborer
  • Saleslady
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Guise. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Guise census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Guise. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Guise. For the veterans among your Guise ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Guise lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Guise life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Guise in 1954 was 66, and 83 in 2004.

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