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Gerdes Family History

Gerdes Name Meaning
North German: patronymic from the personal name Gerd, reduced form of Gerhardt.

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

133,760 Historical Documents with Gerdes on Ancestry.com
33,463 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,669 Military Records
6,312 Immigration Records
19,966 Census and Voter Lists
69,350 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Gerdes Families

  • Number of Gerdes families
     61 - 120
     21 - 60
     1 - 20
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gerdes families
     15 - 28
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Gerdes families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Gerdes census records

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Gerdes Family Origin

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Gerdes Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Gerdes

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Gerdes Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Gerdes census records

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Gerdes Civil War Service Records

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