Gerald Family History

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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

What did your Gerald ancestors do for a living?

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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  • Clerk

    17%
  • Farmer Labour

    17%
  • H.M. Customs

    17%
  • Moulder

    17%

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

Gerald Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gerald. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gerald 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gerald. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gerald. For the veterans among your Gerald ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gerald Life Expectancy

What is the average Gerald lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Gerald life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gerald in 1950 was 55, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gerald

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gerald 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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