Gersch Family History

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Gersch Name Meaning

German: variant of Giersch. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Hirsch 2 and 3, under Russian influence.

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

Similar surnames: Hersch, Gersh, Kersch, Bersch, Gensch, Gerich, Dersch, Hersh, Gasch

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Gersch Family Origin

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Gersch Family Occupations

What did your Gersch ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gersch occupation in the USA was Farmer. 100% of Gersch's were Farmers.

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

Gersch Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gersch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gersch 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 719 immigration records available for the last name Gersch. 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 960 military records available for the last name Gersch. For the veterans among your Gersch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gersch Life Expectancy

What is the average Gersch lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Gersch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Gersch in 1957 was 37, and 50 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gersch

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gersch 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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