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Geer Family History

Geer Name Meaning
English: variant of Geary 3.North German: from a personal name derived from ger, gar ‘spear’ (see Geary 2).Dutch: reduced form of van den Geer, a topographic name from geer ‘headland’.

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

439,548 Historical Documents with Geer on Ancestry.com
62,618 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
10,853 Military Records
4,012 Immigration Records
49,996 Census and Voter Lists
312,069 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Geer Families

  • Number of Geer families
     97 - 191
     33 - 96
     1 - 32
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Geer families
     62 - 121
     21 - 61
     1 - 20
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Geer families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Geer census records

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Geer Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Geer families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Geer Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Geer families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Geer

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Geer Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Geer census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Geer ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Geer Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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