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Gery Name Meaning

Southern French (Géry): variant of Gille. French (Géry): from the Germanic personal name Gaugeric, which was borne by a 6th-century bishop of Cambrai. Possibly a respelling of Swiss German Gehry, a variant of Gehr.

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


Similar surnames: Gary, Geary, Gere, Gero, Gerry, Gerk, Gory, Goy, Wery, Gera

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Where is the Gery family from?

You can see how Gery families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gery family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gery families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 56 Gery families living in Ontario. This was about 58% of all the recorded Gery's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Gery families in 1911.
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What did your Gery ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Gery. 60% of Gery men worked as a Farmer.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    60%
  • Journalier
    40%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Gery. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gery census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gery. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Gery lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Gery life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Gery in 1955 was 64, and 79 in 2004.

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