Gehr Name Meaning

German: from a short form of the various personal names formed with gar, ger ‘spear’, ‘lance’ (see, for example, Gerhardt, Gerhold), or from a field name, from the same word used to denote a wedge-shaped plot.

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


Similar surnames: Gahr, Geer, Kehr, Gehl, Gehm, Wehr, Gohr, Rehr, Ahr, Behr

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Gehr Family Origin

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Gehr Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Carpenter

    6%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gehr family was Carpenter. The most common Gehr occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Gehr's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gehr.

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Gehr Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1956 and 2004, Gehr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gehr in 1956 was 36, and 85 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gehr

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