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Gera Family History

Gera Name Meaning

Indian (Panjab): Hindu (Arora) and Sikh name meaning ‘dove’, based on the name of a Jat clan. Hungarian: from a pet form of the personal names Germán (see German 2), or Gergely, Latin Gregorius (see Gregory). German: habitational name from a place in Thuringia so named.

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


Similar surnames: Bera, Gere, Gero, Gara, Sera, Mera, Gura, Gerg, Gerl, Pera

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Where is the Gera family from?

You can see how Gera families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gera family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Gera families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Gera families living in Ohio. This was about 31% of all the recorded Gera's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Gera families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gera surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gera ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Counter Girl were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gera. 52% of Gera men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Gera women worked as a Counter Girl. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gera were Machinist and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Laborer
    52%
  • New Worker
    9%
  • Proprietor
    9%
  • Machinist
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Counter Girl
    34%
  • Cook
    34%
  • Housekeeper
    34%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gera. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gera 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 972 immigration records available for the last name Gera. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Gera. For the veterans among your Gera ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gera lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Gera life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Gera in 1952 was 43, and 80 in 2004.

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