Gershon Family History

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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

What did your Gershon ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Collector

  • Liqu. Salon Te.

  • Millwright

  • Soldier


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gershon ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gershon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Gershon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gershon 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gershon. 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 641 military records available for the last name Gershon. For the veterans among your Gershon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gershon Life Expectancy

What is the average Gershon lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Gershon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gershon in 1959 was 67, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gershon

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gershon 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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