Gerhardt Family History

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Gerhardt Name Meaning

German: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements ger, gar ‘spear’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.

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

Similar surnames: Gebhardt, Gerard, Eberhardt, Ehrhardt, Gernhardt, Leonhardt, Gothard

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Gerhardt Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gerhardt name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gerhardt. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • European Jewish


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Gerhardt Family Origin

Where is the Gerhardt family from?

Gerhardt Family Occupations

What did your Gerhardt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gerhardt. A less common occupation for the Gerhardt family was Laborer. The most common Gerhardt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 13% of Gerhardt's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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

Gerhardt Historical Records

What Gerhardt family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Gerhardt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gerhardt 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Gerhardt. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Gerhardt. For the veterans among your Gerhardt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gerhardt Life Expectancy

What is the average Gerhardt lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Gerhardt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Gerhardt in 1948 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gerhardt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gerhardt 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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