Gaer Family History

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Gaer Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Geier.

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

Similar surnames: Gaber, Gamer, Baer, Ber, Nager, Oder, Garb, Galer, Gayer, Geer

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Gaer Family Origin

Where is the Gaer family from?

Gaer Family Occupations

What did your Gaer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Custom House and Day Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gaer. A less common occupation for the Gaer family was Farming. The most common Gaer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 63% of Gaer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Custom House

  • Day Laborer

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gaer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gaer Historical Records

What Gaer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gaer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gaer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 339 immigration records available for the last name Gaer. 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 Card

There are 413 military records available for the last name Gaer. For the veterans among your Gaer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gaer Life Expectancy

What is the average Gaer lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Gaer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Gaer in 1951 was 48, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gaer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gaer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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