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Gebhardt Family History

Gebhardt Name Meaning

German: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements geb ‘gift’ + hard ‘hardy brave strong’. A Christian saint of this name was bishop of Constance around the end of the 10th century and his popularity may have had an influence on the continued use of the personal name into the Middle Ages and beyond.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Gerhardt, Ehrhardt, Gothard, Manhardt, Meinhardt, Engelhardt, Hardt

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Where is the Gebhardt family from?

You can see how Gebhardt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gebhardt family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Gebhardt families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 247 Gebhardt families living in New York. This was about 29% of all the recorded Gebhardt's in USA. New York had the highest population of Gebhardt families in 1880.
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What did your Gebhardt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gebhardt. 15% of Gebhardt men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Gebhardt women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gebhardt were Clerk and Maid. .

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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

  • Farmer
    15%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Maid
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Gebhardt. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Gebhardt. For the veterans among your Gebhardt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gebhardt lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gebhardt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Gebhardt in 1953 was 38, and 79 in 2004.

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