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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

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  • Blacksmith

    33%
  • Farmer

    33%
  • Locomotive Engineer

    33%

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

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Gerfen Historical Records

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Gerfen Life Expectancy

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