Gerlt Family History

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Gerlt Name Meaning

German: from a short form of the personal name Gerald (from Gerwald, Old High German ger ‘spear’ + walt- ‘rule’).

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

Similar surnames: Gerl, Gerst, Merle, Gehl, Gell, Belt, Gerou, Geron, Gehret, Gerald

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Gerlt Family Origin

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Gerlt Family Occupations

What did your Gerlt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Miner were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gerlt. The most common Gerlt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 75% of Gerlt's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Miner


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

Gerlt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 771 census records available for the last name Gerlt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gerlt 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 292 immigration records available for the last name Gerlt. 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 277 military records available for the last name Gerlt. For the veterans among your Gerlt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gerlt Life Expectancy

What is the average Gerlt lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gerlt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Gerlt in 1944 was 21, and 63 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gerlt 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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