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Gehrig Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: variant of Gehring .

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

Similar surnames: Gehring, Gehris, Ehrig, Gerig, Rehrig, Gehres, Gering, Gettig

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Where is the Gehrig family from?

You can see how Gehrig families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gehrig family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Gehrig families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Gehrig families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Gehrig's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Gehrig families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gehrig surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gehrig ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gehrig. 24% of Gehrig men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Gehrig women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gehrig were Painter and Operator. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Proprietor
  • Painter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Operator
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Gehrig lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Gehrig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Gehrig in 1941 was 38, and 79 in 2004.

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