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Geher Family History

Geher Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Geyer, Geier, Gehr, Feher, Seher, Geer, Geter, Reher, Neher, Gehler

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Where is the Geher family from?

You can see how Geher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Geher family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Geher families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Geher family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Geher's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Geher families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Geher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Geher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Owner and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Geher. 30% of Geher men worked as an Owner and 100% of Geher women worked as a Waitress. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Owner
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 800 census records available for the last name Geher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Geher census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 138 immigration records available for the last name Geher. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 255 military records available for the last name Geher. For the veterans among your Geher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Geher lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2003, in the United States, Geher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Geher in 1960 was 53, and 90 in 2003.

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