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Gehring Family History

Gehring Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: from a medieval personal name, a short form of Gerhard or a similar name, formed with the first element ger, gar ‘spear’ + the patronymic suffix -ing.

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


Similar surnames: Gearing, Fehring, Wehring, Mehling, Nehring, Bering, Behring, Geeting

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Where is the Gehring family from?

You can see how Gehring families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gehring family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Gehring families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Gehring family living in Maryland. This was about 33% of all the recorded Gehring's in USA. Maryland and 2 other states had the highest population of Gehring families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gehring surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gehring ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gehring. 19% of Gehring men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Gehring women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gehring were Farming 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
    19%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Farming
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Housework
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Gehring. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gehring 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Gehring. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Gehring. For the veterans among your Gehring ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gehring lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Gehring life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Gehring in 1951 was 39, and 71 in 2004.

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