Gerhold Family History

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Gerhold Name Meaning

German: from a personal name composed of Old High German ger, gar ‘spear’ + wald ‘rule’.

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

Similar surnames: Gerold, Berthold, Gerald, Germond, Herold, Arnold, Gerhardt, Herbold

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Gerhold Family Origin

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Gerhold Family Occupations

What did your Gerhold ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gerhold family was Bacon Dealer. Farmer, Blacksmith and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gerhold. The most common Gerhold occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Gerhold's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Cigar Maker

  • Bacon Dealer


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

Gerhold Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Gerhold. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gerhold 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 646 immigration records available for the last name Gerhold. 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 992 military records available for the last name Gerhold. For the veterans among your Gerhold ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gerhold Life Expectancy

What is the average Gerhold lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Gerhold life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gerhold in 1959 was 55, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gerhold

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gerhold 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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