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Gerster Name Meaning

South German and Swiss German: occupational name for a farmer, or specifically a grower of or dealer in barley, from an agent derivative of Middle High German gerste ‘barley’. See also Gerst.

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

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Gerster Family Origin

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Gerster Family Occupations

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  • Brewer

    8%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Dressmaker

    8%
  • Farmer

    8%

In 1880, the most common Gerster occupation in the USA was Brewer. 8% of Gerster's were Brewers. A less common occupation for the Gerster family was Farmer. Brewer, Carpenter and Dressmaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gerster.

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Gerster Historical Records

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Gerster Life Expectancy

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