Gehr Family History

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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

Where is the Gehr family from?

Gehr Family Occupations

What did your Gehr ancestors do for a living?

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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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Gehr Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Gehr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gehr 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 829 immigration records available for the last name Gehr. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Gehr. For the veterans among your Gehr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gehr Life Expectancy

What is the average Gehr lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gehr

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gehr 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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