Gerow Family History

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Gerow Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of French Gerou or Giraud. Possibly an Americanized spelling of the German habitational name Gerau, from a place so named in Hesse.

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

Similar surnames: Gero, Genaw, Gerde, Pero, Dorow, Gerou, Giro, Geron, Gerl, Garrow

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Gerow Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gerow name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gerow. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • France


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


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Gerow Family Origin

Where is the Gerow family from?

Gerow Family Occupations

What did your Gerow ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gerow family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gerow. The most common Gerow occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Gerow's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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

Gerow Historical Records

What Gerow family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Gerow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gerow 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gerow. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Gerow. For the veterans among your Gerow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gerow Life Expectancy

What is the average Gerow lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gerow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Gerow in 1944 was 32, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gerow 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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