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

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Gerlach Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Gerlach ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Gerlach Life Expectancy

What is the average Gerlach lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, 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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Famous Gerlach Family

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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
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