Gerwe Family History

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Gerwe Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a tanner, from Middle High German gerwe, a variant of Geber.

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

Similar surnames: Gerst, Gerde, Gere, Berke, Garbe, Zewe, Greiwe, Gerner, Gerke, Gerk

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Gerwe Family Origin

Where is the Gerwe family from?

Gerwe Family Occupations

What did your Gerwe ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gerwe family was Wks. Wire Works. The most common Gerwe occupation in the USA was Doctor. 25% of Gerwe's were Doctors. Doctor, Keeping House and Retail Grocery were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gerwe.

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  • Doctor

  • Keeping House

  • Retail Grocery

  • Wks. Wire Works


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

Gerwe Historical Records

What Gerwe family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 787 census records available for the last name Gerwe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gerwe 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 72 immigration records available for the last name Gerwe. 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 150 military records available for the last name Gerwe. For the veterans among your Gerwe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gerwe Life Expectancy

What is the average Gerwe lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2003, in the United States, Gerwe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Gerwe in 1958 was 62, and 48 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gerwe

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gerwe 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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