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?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Gerling. 44% of Gerling men worked as a Farmer and 58% of Gerling women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gerling were Machinist and Machinist

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Bank Clerk
  • C S Sherging
  • Machinist

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

Gerling Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Gerling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gerling 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gerling. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Gerling. For the veterans among your Gerling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gerling Life Expectancy

What is the average Gerling lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Gerling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gerling in 1957 was 52, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gerling

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gerling 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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