Gerlach Family History

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Gerlach Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from the personal name Gerlach, composed of the elements ger, gar ‘spear’ + lach, a cognate of Old High German leich ‘sport’, ‘play’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental adoption of the German name.

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

Similar surnames: Gerlich, Drach, Gerbracht, Gierach, Betlach, Redlich, Lerch, Gerich

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Gerlach Family Origin

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Gerlach Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Gerlach. 50% of Gerlach men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Farmers Son
  • Laborer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Gerlach Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Gerlach. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gerlach 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Gerlach. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Gerlach. For the veterans among your Gerlach ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gerlach Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gerlach life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Gerlach in 1944 was 59, and 79 in 2004.

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