Gerl Name Meaning

German: from a regional field name girlet denoting a stand or copse of alders. Perhaps an altered spelling of German Gerle, from a short form of Gerlach.

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


Similar surnames: Garl, Gehl, Gero, Gerlt, Gell, Gera, Gere, Berl, Perl, Gerk

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Gerl Family Origin

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Gerl Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    100%

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In 1880, the most common Gerl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 100% of Gerl's were Farmers.

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Gerl Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, Gerl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Gerl in 1958 was 50, and 84 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gerl

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