Gerdon Family History

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Gerdon Name Meaning

Scottish: altered spelling of Gordon. German: unexplained. Compare Gardon. French: perhaps a variant of Gardon

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

Similar surnames: Gardon, Gordon, Gordan, Person, Gerson, German, Yerdon, Garmon

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Gerdon Family Origin

Where is the Gerdon family from?

Gerdon Family Occupations

What did your Gerdon ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gerdon family was Daily Laborer. The most common Gerdon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Gerdon's were Farmers. Farmer, At Home and Coachman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gerdon.

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  • Farmer

  • At Home

  • Coachman

  • Daily Laborer


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

Gerdon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Gerdon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gerdon 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gerdon. 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 646 military records available for the last name Gerdon. For the veterans among your Gerdon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gerdon Life Expectancy

What is the average Gerdon lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Gerdon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Gerdon in 1956 was 52, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gerdon

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gerdon 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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