Gerring Family History

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Gerring Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. Perhaps an altered form of German Gehring.

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


Similar surnames: Gervin, Gehring, Gerren, Gerding, Gerling, Gearing, Gering, Hearing

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Gerring Family Origin

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Gerring Family Occupations

What did your Gerring ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gerring occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Gerring's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gerring family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gerring.

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  • Farmer

    16%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Farming

    5%

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

Gerring Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gerring. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gerring 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gerring. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gerring. For the veterans among your Gerring ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gerring Life Expectancy

What is the average Gerring lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2003, in the United States, Gerring life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Gerring in 1960 was 58, and 70 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gerring

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gerring 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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