Gere Family History

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Gere Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Gehr. English: perhaps a variant of Geary 3. Hungarian: from a reduced form of the personal name Gergely, Latin Gregorius (see Gregory).

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


Similar surnames: Gero, Gera, Gee, Pere, Gery, Gerl, Gerg, Gene, Goeres, Gerde

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Gere Family Origin

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Gere Family Occupations

What did your Gere ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gere occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Gere's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gere family was Gen. Merchant. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gere.

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Gen. Merchant

    3%

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

Gere Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gere. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gere census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Gere

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Gere. 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 Gere. For the veterans among your Gere ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gere Life Expectancy

What is the average Gere lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Gere life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Gere in 1950 was 31, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gere

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gere 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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