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Gerdon Surname Meaning

German (mainly Rhineland-Palatinate): unexplained. It is also found in France (Lorraine) but it is very rare there. Compare Gardon .

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


Similar surnames: Gardon, Gordon, Gordan, Person, Gerson, German, Yerdon, Garmon

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Where is the Gerdon family from?

You can see how Gerdon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gerdon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gerdon families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 23 Gerdon families living in Ontario. This was about 32% of all the recorded Gerdon's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Gerdon families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gerdon surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gerdon ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Gerdon. 72% of Gerdon women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Housemaid
    29%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Gerdon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gerdon 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gerdon. 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 646 military records available for the last name Gerdon. For the veterans among your Gerdon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gerdon lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Gerdon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Gerdon in 1956 was 52, and 70 in 2004.

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