Gehrke Family History

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Gehrke Name Meaning

North German: from a pet form of Gehr.

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


Similar surnames: Ehrke, Ihrke, Ehlke, Oehlke, Behnke, Dehnke, Ehmke, Gerken, Behrle

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Gehrke Family Origin

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Gehrke Family Occupations

What did your Gehrke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gehrke. The most common Gehrke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Gehrke's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gehrke family was Baker.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Baker

    4%

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

Gehrke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gehrke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gehrke 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gehrke. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gehrke. For the veterans among your Gehrke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gehrke Life Expectancy

What is the average Gehrke lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gehrke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Gehrke in 1944 was 25, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gehrke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gehrke 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.

Famous Gehrke Family

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Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
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Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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