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Geron Name Meaning

French: from the personal name Gero, Gerone, a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with gar, ger ‘spear’, ‘lance’, as for example Gérard (see Gerard).

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


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 the 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 the USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Geron families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Geron surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

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 US 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
    34%
  • Laborer
    26%
  • Coal Loader
    4%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Helper
    24%
  • Secretary
    16%
  • Teacher
    16%
  • Stenographer
    16%
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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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