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Geer Family History

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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Where is the Geer family from?

You can see how Geer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Geer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Geer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 37 Geer families living in Ontario. This was about 69% of all the recorded Geer's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Geer families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Geer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Geer ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Geer. 88% of Geer 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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    88%
  • Labourer
    13%
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What Geer family records will you find?

Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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