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Gearhard Family History

Gearhard 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: Gearhart, Gerhard, Gerard, Gerhardt, Garrard, Garard, Gearheart

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Where is the Gearhard family from?

You can see how Gearhard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gearhard family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Gearhard families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Gearhard families living in Ohio. This was about 60% of all the recorded Gearhard's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Gearhard families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gearhard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gearhard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Bookkeeper and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gearhard. 17% of Gearhard men worked as a Bookkeeper and 50% of Gearhard women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gearhard were Labor and Saleslady. .

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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

  • Bookkeeper
  • Salesman
  • Meat Cutter
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 855 census records available for the last name Gearhard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gearhard 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 31 immigration records available for the last name Gearhard. 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 189 military records available for the last name Gearhard. For the veterans among your Gearhard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gearhard lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Gearhard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Gearhard in 1964 was 87, and 82 in 2004.

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