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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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  1. United States psychologist noted for his work in child development (1880-1961)

From Old High German gisellio. Cognate with German Geselle.

  1. journeyman

Notable Persons With the Last Name Gesell

Arnold Gesell was a scientist in the field of psychology. Arnold was born on June 21st, 1880 in Alma, Wisconsin. He died on May 29th, 1961.


Silvio Gesell was an economist in the field of monetary economics. Silvio was born on March 17th, 1862 in Sankt Vith, Prussia. He died on March 11th, 1930.


Gerhard was born on June 16th, 1910 in Los Angeles. He breathed his last breath on February 19th, 1993.


Claudia was born on December 18th, 1977 in Tirschenreuth, West Germany.


Kurt Gesell is an MLA for Clover Bar. Kurt was born on July 8th, 1941 in Germany.


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Popularity of Gesell as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gesell U.S.
  White 93.41% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.86% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.05% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.35% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gesell

People with the last name Gesell are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Gesell

  • How Popular is the name Gesell? Gesell is the 80,272nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Gesell was the 26,391st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Gesell have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6 babies born with the first name Gesell in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gesell? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1989 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Gesell first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gesell is Saturday, June 14th, 1930.
  • What year had the most people named Gesell born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gesell was in 1989 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Gesell: Your name in reverse order is Lleseg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lesleg. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gesell? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 925 people with the last name Gesell.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gesell? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Gesell as their last name since less than 1 person in 323k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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