Gerrish Family History

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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

What did your Gerrish ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Gerrish Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gerrish Life Expectancy

What is the average Gerrish lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Gerrish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Gerrish in 1951 was 27, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gerrish

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gerrish 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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