Gerloff Family History

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Gerloff Name Meaning

German: from a personal name Gerulf, composed of Old High German ger ‘spear’ + -loff, wolf ‘wolf’.

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


Similar surnames: Egloff, Gerlach, Harloff, Gerou, Gangloff, Dethloff, Germond, Ortloff

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Gerloff Family Origin

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Gerloff Family Occupations

What did your Gerloff ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Messer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Gerloff.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Messer
    100%

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

Gerloff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gerloff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gerloff 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 730 immigration records available for the last name Gerloff. 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 Gerloff. For the veterans among your Gerloff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gerloff Life Expectancy

What is the average Gerloff lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Gerloff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Gerloff in 1961 was 49, and 81 in 2004.

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