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Gerald Name Meaning

English and French (Gérald): from the personal name Gerald, Gérald, composed of the Germanic elements geri, gari ‘spear’ + wald ‘rule’; it was introduced to Britain from France by the Normans.

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


Similar surnames: Gerard, Gerold, Ewald, Gerhold, Sebald, Berwald, Gerlt, Herard

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Gerald Family Origin

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Gerald Family Occupations

What did your Gerald ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gerald family was Carpenter. The most common Gerald occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Gerald's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gerald.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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Gerald Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Gerald ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Gerald Life Expectancy

What is the average Gerald lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, Gerald life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gerald in 1950 was 55, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gerald 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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