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Geiger Surname Meaning

South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a violin player or maker Middle High German gīger (an agent derivative of gīge ‘violin’) German Geiger.

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

Similar surnames: Seiger, Geiser, Zeiger, Geier, Genser, Geiler, Leiser, Weiher

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Where is the Geiger family from?

You can see how Geiger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Geiger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Geiger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 31 Geiger families living in London. This was about 97% of all the recorded Geiger's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Geiger families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Geiger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Geiger ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Geiger. 70% of Geiger women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Housekeeper
  • Cook
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Census Records

There are 86,000 census records available for the last name Geiger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Geiger 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Geiger. 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 35,000 military records available for the last name Geiger. For the veterans among your Geiger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Geiger lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Geiger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Geiger in 1942 was 71, and 78 in 2004.

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