Gerber Family History

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Gerber Name Meaning

German, Swiss, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tanner, Middle High German gerwer (from Old High German (ledar) garawo ‘leather preparer’), German Gerber.

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


Similar surnames: Werber, Garber, Berner, Erber, Geiger, Genser, Gruber, Geiser, Barber

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Gerber Family Origin

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Gerber Family Occupations

What did your Gerber ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Gerber. 64% of Gerber men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    64%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Farmers Son
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Gerber Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 64,000 census records available for the last name Gerber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gerber 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 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Gerber. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Gerber. For the veterans among your Gerber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gerber Life Expectancy

What is the average Gerber lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gerber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Gerber in 1944 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

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