Gerou Family History

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Gerou Name Meaning

French: from a reduced form of the Germanic personal name Gerwulf, composed of the elements ger, gar ‘spear’ + wulf ‘wolf’. Greek: patronymic from the genitive case of Greek geros ‘old’, ‘elder’ (see Gero 4).

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

Similar surnames: Gero, Geron, Heroux, Gertz, Grau, Gerlt, Petrou, Gebo, Herod, Beron

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Gerou Family Origin

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Gerou Family Occupations

What did your Gerou ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Gerou family was Student. Cultivateur, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gerou. The most common Gerou occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 25% of Gerou's were Cultivateurs.

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  • Cultivateur

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Student


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

Gerou Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 458 census records available for the last name Gerou. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gerou 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 64 immigration records available for the last name Gerou. 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 136 military records available for the last name Gerou. For the veterans among your Gerou ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gerou Life Expectancy

What is the average Gerou lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gerou life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Gerou in 1953 was 49, and 56 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gerou 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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