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Gahring Family History

Gahring Name Meaning

German (Gähring): variant of Gehring and in North America probably also an altered form of this. The surname Gähring is very rare in Germany. Compare Garing .

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


Similar surnames: Gehring, Gohring, Garing, Waring, Fehring, Dahling, Nehring, Zaring

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Where is the Gahring family from?

You can see how Gahring families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gahring family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Gahring families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Gahring families living in Alberta. This was about 55% of all the recorded Gahring's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Gahring families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gahring surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gahring ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gahring. 34% of Gahring men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Gahring women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gahring were Salesman and School Teacher. .

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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
    34%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Painter And Decorator
    12%
  • Salesman
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    60%
  • School Teacher
    40%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gahring. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gahring 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 183 immigration records available for the last name Gahring. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 179 military records available for the last name Gahring. For the veterans among your Gahring ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gahring lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Gahring life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Gahring in 1964 was 82, and 54 in 2004.

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