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Gerrish Name Meaning

English: nickname for an unpredictable, wayward person, from Middle English gerysshe ‘wild’, ‘changeable’. Compare Geary. Possibly an altered spelling of German Gerisch, a variant of Giersch.

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


Similar surnames: Gerrick, Garrish, Barrish, Parrish, Merris, Gersh, Grist, Gehris

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Gerrish Family Origin

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Gerrish Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    3%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gerrish family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gerrish. The most common Gerrish occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Gerrish's were Farmers.

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Gerrish Historical Records

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Gerrish Life Expectancy

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