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Gerow Family History

Gerow Name Meaning
Americanized spelling of French Gerou or Giraud.Possibly an Americanized spelling of the German habitational name Gerau, from a place so named in Hesse.

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

90,405 Historical Documents with Gerow on Ancestry.com
11,101 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,619 Military Records
1,136 Immigration Records
13,535 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Gerow Families

  • Number of Gerow families
     40 - 78
     14 - 39
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gerow families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Gerow last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Gerow census records

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Gerow Family Origin

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Gerow Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Gerow

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Gerow Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Gerow census records

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Gerow Civil War Service Records

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