Gernhardt Family History

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Gernhardt Name Meaning

German: from the Germanic personal name Gernhard, which is either a variant of Gerhardt, or may be formed with a first element that is related to Middle High German gern ‘to desire’.

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

Similar surnames: Gerhardt, Gebhardt, Gernert, Leonhardt, Bernhardt, Meinhardt

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Gernhardt Family Origin

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Gernhardt Family Occupations

What did your Gernhardt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gernhardt family was Farmer. The most common Gernhardt occupation in the USA was At Home. 13% of Gernhardt's were At Homes. At Home, Cabinet Maker and Dry Goods Retail were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gernhardt.

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  • At Home

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Dry Goods Retail

  • Farmer


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

Gernhardt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gernhardt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gernhardt 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 408 immigration records available for the last name Gernhardt. 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 481 military records available for the last name Gernhardt. For the veterans among your Gernhardt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gernhardt Life Expectancy

What is the average Gernhardt lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Gernhardt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Gernhardt in 1962 was 64, and 87 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gernhardt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gernhardt 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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