Gerding Family History

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Gerding Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from the personal name Gerd, reduced form of Gerhardt.

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

Similar surnames: Gerling, Berding, Bering, Harding, Hedding, Herling, Eding, Golding

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Gerding Family Origin

Where is the Gerding family from?

Gerding Family Occupations

What did your Gerding ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gerding occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Gerding's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gerding. A less common occupation for the Gerding family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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

Gerding Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Gerding. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gerding 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 813 immigration records available for the last name Gerding. 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 Gerding. For the veterans among your Gerding ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gerding Life Expectancy

What is the average Gerding lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gerding life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Gerding in 1953 was 59, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gerding

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gerding 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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