Gerber Family History

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Gerber Name Meaning

German, Swiss, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tanner, Middle High German gerwer (from Old High German (ledar) garawo ‘leather preparer’), German Gerber.

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

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Gerber Family Origin

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Gerber Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Butcher

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gerber family was Butcher. The most common Gerber occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Gerber's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gerber.

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Gerber Historical Records

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Gerber Life Expectancy

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