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Gersh Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Hirsch 2 and 3. Americanized spelling of German Gersch.

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


Similar surnames: Gersch, Kersh, Hersh, Hursh, Karsh, Hersch, Gens, Esh, Gresh, Larsh

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Gersh Family Origin

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Gersh Family Occupations

What did your Gersh ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gersh occupation in the USA was Shoemaker. 100% of Gersh's were Shoemakers.

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  • Shoemaker

    100%

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Gersh Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gersh Life Expectancy

What is the average Gersh lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Gersh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Gersh in 1955 was 57, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gersh

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gersh 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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