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Geers Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from a short form of any of various personal names formed with the Germanic element gar, ger ‘spear’, ‘lance’, for example Gerhardt.

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


Similar surnames: Geer, Geels, Goers, Boers, Geen, Beers, Mees, Hees, Eggers, Miers

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Where is the Geers family from?

You can see how Geers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Geers family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Geers families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Geers families living in Kentucky. This was about 50% of all the recorded Geers's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Geers families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Geers surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Geers ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Geers. 22% of Geers men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Geers women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Geers were Machinist 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
    22%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Machinist
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    20%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Saleslady
    12%
  • Maid
    12%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Geers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Geers 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Geers. 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 935 military records available for the last name Geers. For the veterans among your Geers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Geers lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Geers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Geers in 1961 was 57, and 87 in 2004.

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