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Gerke Family History

Gerke Name Meaning
German: variant of Gerken.

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

54,466 Historical Documents with Gerke on Ancestry.com
19,030 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,349 Military Records
2,388 Immigration Records
10,511 Census and Voter Lists
20,188 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Gerke Families

  • Number of Gerke families
     30 - 57
     11 - 29
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gerke families
     10 - 17
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Gerke last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Gerke census records

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Gerke 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 Gerke 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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Gerke Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Gerke 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 Gerke

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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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Gerke Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Gerke census records

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

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

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Gerke Civil War Service Records

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

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