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Gerald Family History

Gerald Name Meaning
English and French (Gérald): from the personal name Gerald, Gérald, composed of the Germanic elements geri, gari ‘spear’ + wald ‘rule’; it was introduced to Britain from France by the Normans.

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

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157,928 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
7,717 Military Records
4,788 Immigration Records
24,568 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Gerald Families

  • Number of Gerald families
     43 - 84
     15 - 42
     1 - 14
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gerald families
     73 - 144
     25 - 72
     1 - 24
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Gerald families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Gerald Family Origin

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Gerald Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Gerald

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Gerald Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Gerald Civil War Service Records

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