Gerstle Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GET STARTED

Gerstle Name Meaning

South German: from a field name, presumably denoting one in which barley was grown, or a metonymic occupational nickname for a farmer (see Gerst).

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


Similar surnames: Gerster, Gersten, Gerst, Geist, Gerl, Gurtler, Apostle, Gerstner

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Gerstle Family Origin

Where is the Gerstle family from?

Gerstle Family Occupations

What did your Gerstle ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gerstle family was Clothing Merchant. Merchant, Artificial Flowers and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gerstle. The most common Gerstle occupation in the USA was Merchant. 13% of Gerstle's were Merchants.

View Census data for Gerstle | Data not to scale

  • Merchant

    13%
  • Artificial Flowers

    7%
  • Blacksmith

    7%
  • Clothing Merchant

    7%

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

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

Gerstle Historical Records

What Gerstle family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gerstle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gerstle census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Gerstle

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Gerstle. 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.

View all Gerstle immigration records

Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Gerstle. For the veterans among your Gerstle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Gerstle military records

You've only scratched the surface of Gerstle family history.

Gerstle Life Expectancy

What is the average Gerstle lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Gerstle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Gerstle in 1956 was 74, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gerstle

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gerstle 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.

Famous Gerstle Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Look up another name