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Gerald Name Meaning

English and French (Gérald): from the personal name Gerald, Gérald, composed of the Germanic elements geri, gari ‘spear’ + wald ‘rule’; it was introduced to Britain from France by the Normans.

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


Similar surnames: Gerard, Gerold, Ewald, Gerhold, Sebald, Berwald, Gerlt, Herard

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Gerald Family Origin

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Gerald Family Occupations

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  • Clerk

    17%
  • Farmer Labour

    17%
  • H.M. Customs

    17%
  • Moulder

    17%

In 1881, clerk, Farmer Labour and H.M. Customs were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gerald. A less common occupation for the Gerald family was Moulder. The most common Gerald occupation in Canada was Clerk. 17% of Gerald's were Clerks.

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Gerald Historical Records

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Gerald Life Expectancy

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Famous Gerald Family

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Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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