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Gerry Name Meaning

English: variant of Geary. Possibly an altered spelling of German Gehri, a variant of Gehr 1.

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


Similar surnames: Geary, Gery, Berry, Burry, Jerry, Gary, Geery, Geer, Werry, Derry

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Where is the Gerry family from?

You can see how Gerry families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gerry family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gerry families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 30 Gerry families living in Massachusetts. This was about 32% of all the recorded Gerry's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Gerry families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gerry surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gerry ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gerry. 20% of Gerry men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Gerry women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gerry were Clerk and Maid.

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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

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Maid
    5%
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Census Records

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Gerry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gerry census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Gerry. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Gerry. For the veterans among your Gerry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gerry lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Gerry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gerry in 1941 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

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