Gerlach Family History

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Gerlach Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from the personal name Gerlach, composed of the elements ger, gar ‘spear’ + lach, a cognate of Old High German leich ‘sport’, ‘play’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental adoption of the German name.

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


Similar surnames: Gerlich, Drach, Gerbracht, Gierach, Betlach, Redlich, Lerch, Gerich

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Gerlach Family Origin

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Gerlach Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Tailor

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

In 1880, the most common Gerlach occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Gerlach's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gerlach family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Keeping House and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gerlach.

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Gerlach Historical Records

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Gerlach Life Expectancy

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Famous Gerlach Family

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