Gerten Family History

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Gerten Name Meaning

German: patronymic from the personal name Gert(h), a short form of Gerhardt. Possibly a respelling of English Girton.

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


Similar surnames: Gerken, Girten, Gerfen, Gerren, Garten, Gergen, Merten, Gebben

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Gerten Family Origin

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Gerten Family Occupations

What did your Gerten ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gerten. 30% of Gerten men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Gerten women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gerten were New Worker and Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • New Worker
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    22%
  • Seamstress
    16%
  • New Worker
    11%
  • Farmer
    11%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Gerten Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gerten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gerten 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 254 immigration records available for the last name Gerten. 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 304 military records available for the last name Gerten. For the veterans among your Gerten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gerten Life Expectancy

What is the average Gerten lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Gerten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Gerten in 1963 was 62, and 22 in 2004.

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