Gerold Family History

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Gerold Name Meaning

English: variant of Garrett 1. German: from the Germanic personal name Gerwald, composed of the elements gar, ger ‘spear’, ‘lance’ + wald- ‘rule’.

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


Similar surnames: Gerald, Gerhold, Herold, Gerard, Germond, Harold, Gerou, Gero, Geron

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Gerold Family Origin

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Gerold Family Occupations

What did your Gerold ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, farmer, Keeping House and Billard Fact. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gerold. A less common occupation for the Gerold family was Blacksmith. The most common Gerold occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Gerold's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Billard Fact.

    3%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

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Gerold Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gerold Life Expectancy

What is the average Gerold lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Gerold life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Gerold in 1955 was 47, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gerold

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gerold 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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