Gerling Family History

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Gerling Name Meaning

German: patronymic from a short form of a Germanic personal name beginning with the element gar, ger ‘spear’, ‘lance’.

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


Similar surnames: Werling, Herling, Gerding, Gehring, Berling, Erling, Bering, Goring

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Gerling Family Origin

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Gerling Family Occupations

What did your Gerling ancestors do for a living?

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Teamster

    5%

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In 1880, the most common Gerling occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Gerling's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gerling family was Teamster. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gerling.

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Gerling Historical Records

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Gerling Life Expectancy

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Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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