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Geron Name Meaning

French (Géron): from the personal name Gero Gerone a short form of ancient Germanic names formed with the element gār gēr ‘spear lance’ as for example Gérard (see Gerard ). Altered form of French Guérin (see Guerin ). English (Lancashire): of Norman origin from the personal name Geron of ancient Germanic origin a cognate of 1 above.

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

Similar surnames: Gero, Gerou, Peron, Heron, German, Garon, Beron, Garin, Gerwin, Geen

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Where is the Geron family from?

You can see how Geron families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Geron family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Geron families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Geron family living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Geron's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Geron families in 1840.
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What did your Geron ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Helper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Geron. 34% of Geron men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Geron women worked as a Helper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Geron were Farm Laborer and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Coal Loader
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Helper
  • Bookkeeper
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Geron. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Geron census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 712 immigration records available for the last name Geron. 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 673 military records available for the last name Geron. For the veterans among your Geron ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Geron lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Geron life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Geron in 1944 was 28, and 79 in 2004.

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