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Gerrits Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements gar, ger ‘spear’, ‘lance’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’; a variant of Gerhardt.

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


Similar surnames: Gerrick, Terris, Gerwig, Merritt, Gerdts, Geurts, Merrick, Ferris

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Where is the Gerrits family from?

You can see how Gerrits families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gerrits family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Gerrits families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 25 Gerrits families living in Wisconsin. This was about 51% of all the recorded Gerrits's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Gerrits families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gerrits surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gerrits ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gerrits. 35% of Gerrits men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Gerrits women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gerrits were Mechanic and Teacher.

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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
    35%
  • Laborer
    31%
  • Farm Hand
    12%
  • Mechanic
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    60%
  • Teacher
    40%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gerrits. 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 234 military records available for the last name Gerrits. For the veterans among your Gerrits ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gerrits lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Gerrits life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Gerrits in 1961 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

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