Gerdes Family History

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Gerdes Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from the personal name Gerd, reduced form of Gerhardt.

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


Similar surnames: Gerdts, Gerken, Goeres, Gerten, Hermes, Gere, Kordes, Gares, Berkes

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Gerdes Family Origin

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Gerdes Family Occupations

What did your Gerdes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gerdes. The most common Gerdes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Gerdes's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gerdes family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Grocer

    3%
  • Keeping House

    3%

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

Gerdes Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gerdes Life Expectancy

What is the average Gerdes lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Gerdes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Gerdes in 1947 was 54, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gerdes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gerdes 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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