Gerbig Family History

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Gerbig Name Meaning

German: from the personal name Gerwig, composed of the elements ger, gar ‘spear’ + wig ‘battle’.

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

Similar surnames: Gerwig, Gerwin, Gerling, Herwig, Gerrits, Herzig, German, Helbig

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Gerbig Family Origin

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Gerbig Family Occupations

What did your Gerbig ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gerbig occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Gerbig's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gerbig. A less common occupation for the Gerbig family was Chandler.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Chandler


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

Gerbig Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gerbig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gerbig 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 463 immigration records available for the last name Gerbig. 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 650 military records available for the last name Gerbig. For the veterans among your Gerbig ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gerbig Life Expectancy

What is the average Gerbig lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Gerbig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Gerbig in 1946 was 41, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gerbig

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gerbig 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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