Gerling Family History

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Gerling Name Meaning

German: patronymic from a short form of a Germanic personal name beginning with the element gar, ger ‘spear’, ‘lance’.

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


Similar surnames: Werling, Herling, Gerding, Gehring, Berling, Erling, Bering, Goring

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Gerling Family Origin

Where is the Gerling family from?

Gerling Family Occupations

What did your Gerling ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gerling. A less common occupation for the Gerling family was Teamster. The most common Gerling occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Gerling's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Teamster

    5%

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

Gerling Historical Records

What Gerling family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gerling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gerling census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Gerling

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Gerling. 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 Gerling. For the veterans among your Gerling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gerling Life Expectancy

What is the average Gerling lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Gerling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gerling in 1957 was 52, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gerling

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gerling 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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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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