Geer Family History

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Geer Name Meaning

English: variant of Geary 3. North German: from a personal name derived from ger, gar ‘spear’ (see Geary 2). Dutch: reduced form of van den Geer, a topographic name from geer ‘headland’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Peer, Leer, Beer, Gee, Gehr, Geers, Geen, Heer, Meer, Neer

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Geer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Geer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Geer. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Geer Family Origin

Where is the Geer family from?

Geer Family Occupations

What did your Geer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Geer family was Teacher. The most common Geer occupation in Canada was Farmer. 29% of Geer's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Laborour were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Geer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Laborour

  • Teacher


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Geer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Geer Historical Records

What Geer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Geer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Geer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Geer. 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 Card

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Geer. For the veterans among your Geer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Geer Life Expectancy

What is the average Geer lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Geer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Geer in 1944 was 23, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Geer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Geer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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