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Gerich Surname Meaning

German: variant of Gerrick . Americanized form of Slovenian Gerič: metronymic from a short form of the female personal name Gertruda from German Gertrud (see Trude ).

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


Similar surnames: Genrich, Perich, Erich, Marich, Yelich, Berch, Hersch, Ehrich, Burich

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Where is the Gerich family from?

You can see how Gerich families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gerich family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gerich families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Gerich families living in Ontario. This was about 75% of all the recorded Gerich's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Gerich families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gerich surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gerich ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gerich. 34% of Gerich men worked as a Laborer and 32% of Gerich women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gerich were Proprietor and Typist. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Proprietor
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    32%
  • Stenographer
    25%
  • Housewife
    19%
  • Typist
    13%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gerich. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gerich 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 592 immigration records available for the last name Gerich. 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 801 military records available for the last name Gerich. For the veterans among your Gerich ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gerich lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Gerich life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Gerich in 1963 was 78, and 83 in 2004.

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