Gearhart Family History

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Gearhart Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Gierhard, a variant of Gerhardt.

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


Similar surnames: Gearheart, Gerhart, Earhart, Garhart, Earnhart, Carhart, Gierhart

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Gearhart Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gearhart name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gearhart. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    53%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    17%

  • Germanic Europe

    14%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

  • Norway

    2%

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Gearhart Family Origin

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Gearhart Family Occupations

What did your Gearhart ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gearhart. A less common occupation for the Gearhart family was Carpenter. The most common Gearhart occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Gearhart's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

Gearhart Historical Records

What Gearhart family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Gearhart. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gearhart 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gearhart. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Gearhart. For the veterans among your Gearhart ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gearhart Life Expectancy

What is the average Gearhart lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Gearhart life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Gearhart in 1950 was 66, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gearhart

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gearhart 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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