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Geer Family History

Geer Name Meaning

English: variant of Geary 3. North German: from a personal name derived from ger, gar ‘spear’ (see Geary 2). Dutch: reduced form of van den Geer, a topographic name from geer ‘headland’.

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


Similar surnames: Peer, Leer, Beer, Gee, Gehr, Geers, Geen, Heer, Meer, Neer

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Where is the Geer family from?

You can see how Geer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Geer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Geer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 47 Geer families living in New York. This was about 26% of all the recorded Geer's in USA. New York had the highest population of Geer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Geer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Geer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Geer. 17% of Geer men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Geer women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Geer were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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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
    17%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Waitress
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%
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What Geer family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Geer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Geer 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Geer. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Geer. For the veterans among your Geer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Geer lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Geer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Geer in 1944 was 23, and 69 in 2004.

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