Gerecke Family History

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Gerecke Name Meaning

North German: from a pet form of a personal name formed with geri, gari ‘spear’ as the first element.

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


Similar surnames: Gericke, Luedecke, Goedecke, Remke, Gerken, Wernecke, Besecker

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Gerecke Family Origin

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Gerecke Family Occupations

What did your Gerecke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gerecke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Gerecke's were Farmers. Farmer, Carriage Maker and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gerecke. A less common occupation for the Gerecke family was Co. Clerk.

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Carriage Maker

    10%
  • Cigar Maker

    10%
  • Co. Clerk

    10%

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

Gerecke Historical Records

What Gerecke family records will you find?

Census Record

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

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Gerecke Life Expectancy

What is the average Gerecke lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Gerecke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Gerecke in 1955 was 31, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gerecke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gerecke 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.

Famous Gerecke Family

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Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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