Gerth Family History

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Gerth Name Meaning

from a reduced form of Gerhardt. habitational name for someone from Gerthe near Bochum.

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

Similar surnames: Kerth, Kertz, Garth, Garthe, Gent, Gehrt, Hoerth, Girt, North, Leith

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Gerth Family Origin

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Gerth Family Occupations

What did your Gerth ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gerth occupation in Canada was Farmer. 60% of Gerth's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gerth family was Harness Maker. Farmer, Faarmer and Farm Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gerth.

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  • Farmer

  • Faarmer

  • Farm Servant

  • Harness Maker


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

Gerth Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Gerth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gerth 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gerth. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Gerth. For the veterans among your Gerth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gerth Life Expectancy

What is the average Gerth lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Gerth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Gerth in 1950 was 62, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gerth

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gerth 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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