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Geels Surname Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from a short form of the personal name Gillis or Gilbert . English and Scottish: possibly as Black proposes a variant of Giles .

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

Similar surnames: Neels, Geers, Lees, Weeks, Geer, Gell, Geen, Giel, Reels, Meers

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Where is the Geels family from?

You can see how Geels families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Geels family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Geels families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 2 Geels families living in London. This was about 50% of all the recorded Geels's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Geels families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Geels surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Geels ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Geels. 100% of Geels men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 673 census records available for the last name Geels. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Geels 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 76 immigration records available for the last name Geels. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 41 military records available for the last name Geels. For the veterans among your Geels ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Geels lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Geels life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Geels in 1964 was 68, and 93 in 2003.

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