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Gershon Name Meaning

Jewish: from the Hebrew personal name Gershon, Gershom, of uncertain origin. It may mean ‘exile’, but is usually interpreted as ‘sojourner’, from Hebrew ger sham meaning ‘a stranger there’.

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


Similar surnames: Person, Gerson, Gershen, German, Geron, Berson, Herson, Merson

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Gershon Family Origin

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Gershon Family Occupations

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  • Collector

    40%
  • Liqu. Salon Te.

    20%
  • Millwright

    20%
  • Soldier

    20%

In 1880, the most common Gershon occupation in the USA was Collector. 40% of Gershon's were Collectors. A less common occupation for the Gershon family was Soldier. Collector, Liqu. Salon Te. and Millwright were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gershon.

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Gershon Historical Records

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Gershon Life Expectancy

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