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Gerlich Name Meaning

German and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Gerlach. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant, under Russian influence, of Herlich, itself a variant of Ehrlich.

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


Similar surnames: Gersch, Gerlach, Erlich, Goerlich, Genrich, Redlich, Perlich, Gerich

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Gerlich Family Origin

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Gerlich Family Occupations

What did your Gerlich ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gerlich occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Gerlich's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gerlich family was Carpenter. Farmer, Brass Finisher and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gerlich.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Brass Finisher

    8%
  • Butcher

    8%
  • Carpenter

    8%

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gerlich ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gerlich Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gerlich. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gerlich 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 Gerlich. 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 Gerlich. For the veterans among your Gerlich ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gerlich Life Expectancy

What is the average Gerlich lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Gerlich life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Gerlich in 1954 was 34, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gerlich

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gerlich 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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