Gerfen Family History

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Gerfen Name Meaning

German: of uncertain origin; probably from a short form (Gerbo) of a personal name composed with Old High German ger ‘spear’.

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


Similar surnames: Gerken, Gerren, Gerten, German, Germer, Geffen, Gergen, Green, Gerwin

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Gerfen Family Origin

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Gerfen Family Occupations

What did your Gerfen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gerfen family was Locomotive Engineer. Blacksmith and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gerfen. The most common Gerfen occupation in the USA was Blacksmith. 33% of Gerfen's were Blacksmiths.

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  • Blacksmith

    33%
  • Farmer

    33%
  • Locomotive Engineer

    33%

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

Gerfen Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gerfen Life Expectancy

What is the average Gerfen lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Gerfen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gerfen in 1941 was 43, and 92 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gerfen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gerfen 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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