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Gerhardt Name Meaning

German: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements gēr gār ‘spear’ + hard ‘hardy brave strong’. Compare Garhart Gearhart and Gearheart .

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

Similar surnames: Gebhardt, Gerard, Eberhardt, Ehrhardt, Gernhardt, Leonhardt, Gothard

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Where is the Gerhardt family from?

You can see how Gerhardt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gerhardt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gerhardt families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 50 Gerhardt families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 48% of all the recorded Gerhardt's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Gerhardt families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gerhardt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gerhardt ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Gerhardt. 63% of Gerhardt men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Fisherman Farmer
  • Labourer
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Gerhardt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gerhardt 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Gerhardt. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Gerhardt. For the veterans among your Gerhardt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gerhardt lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Gerhardt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Gerhardt in 1948 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

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