Gerst Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a grower of or dealer in barley, or possibly more generally for a farmer, from Middle High German gerste ‘barley’.

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


Similar surnames: Geist, Gerlt, Wurst, Geiss, Gerstle, Gast, Herdt, West, Oest, Hirst

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Gerst Family Origin

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Gerst Family Occupations

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

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Merchant

    4%
  • Keeping House

    3%

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Gerst Historical Records

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Gerst Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Gerst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Gerst in 1940 was 30, and 78 in 2004.

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