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Gerke Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gerke name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gerke. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Gerke Family Origin

Where is the Gerke family from?

Gerke Family Occupations

What did your Gerke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gerke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Gerke's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gerke. A less common occupation for the Gerke 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 Gerke ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gerke Historical Records

What Gerke family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Gerke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gerke 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gerke. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Gerke. For the veterans among your Gerke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gerke Life Expectancy

What is the average Gerke lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Gerke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Gerke in 1942 was 37, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gerke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gerke 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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