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Gero Name Meaning

Altered form of French Giroux . Hungarian (also Geró or Gerő): from the personal name Geró a pet form of Gergely Hungarian form of Gregory . German: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with gār gēr ‘spear lance’. American shortened form of any of various Greek distinguishing nicknames beginning with gero- ‘old’ e.g. Gerovasilis ‘old Basil’ Gerokostas ‘the elder Constantine’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Geron, Gerou, Gere, Fero, Pero, Gera, Bero, Berto, Gerow, Gehl

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Where is the Gero family from?

You can see how Gero families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gero family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gero families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Gero families living in New York. This was about 80% of all the recorded Gero's in USA. New York had the highest population of Gero families in 1840.
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What did your Gero ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gero. 29% of Gero men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Gero women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gero were Clerk and Housework. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Nurse
  • Maid
  • Housework
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gero. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Gero. For the veterans among your Gero ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gero lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Gero life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Gero in 1946 was 26, and 76 in 2004.

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