Gershen Family History

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Gershen Name Meaning

Jewish (Eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Gershon.

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

Similar surnames: Gersten, Gershon, Gerstein, Gersh, Gerson, German, Hershey, Gershman

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Gershen Family Origin

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Gershen Family Occupations

What did your Gershen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gershen occupation in the USA was Granier. 100% of Gershen's were Graniers.

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  • Granier


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Gershen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 719 census records available for the last name Gershen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gershen 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 188 immigration records available for the last name Gershen. 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 122 military records available for the last name Gershen. For the veterans among your Gershen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gershen Life Expectancy

What is the average Gershen lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Gershen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Gershen in 1957 was 54, and 87 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gershen 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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