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

What did your Gerlach ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gerlach occupation in Canada was Black Smith. 100% of Gerlach's were Black Smiths.

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  • Black Smith

    100%

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Gerlach Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 642 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 1,000 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

What is the average Gerlach lifespan?

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gerlach

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gerlach 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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