Gerner Family History

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Gerner Name Meaning

English and German: variant of Garner 1. German: habitational name for someone from any of the five places in Bavaria called Gern.

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

Similar surnames: Berner, Gepner, Garner, Lerner, Gernert, Ferner, Derner, Kerner

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Gerner Family Origin

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Gerner Family Occupations

What did your Gerner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gerner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Gerner's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gerner. A less common occupation for the Gerner family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Gerner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Gerner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gerner 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gerner. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Gerner. For the veterans among your Gerner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gerner Life Expectancy

What is the average Gerner lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gerner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Gerner in 1953 was 55, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gerner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gerner 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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