Gehring Family History

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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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Gehring Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gehring name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Gehring Family Origin

Where is the Gehring family from?

Gehring Family Occupations

What did your Gehring ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gehring. The most common Gehring occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Gehring's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gehring family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Butcher

  • Blacksmith


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

Gehring Historical Records

What Gehring family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Gehring Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gehring

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gehring 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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