Gerstle Family History

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Gerstle Name Meaning

South German: from a field name, presumably denoting one in which barley was grown, or a metonymic occupational nickname for a farmer (see Gerst).

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

Similar surnames: Gerster, Gersten, Gerst, Geist, Gerl, Gurtler, Apostle, Gerstner

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Gerstle Family Origin

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Gerstle Family Occupations

What did your Gerstle ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gerstle occupation in the USA was Merchant. 13% of Gerstle's were Merchants. A less common occupation for the Gerstle family was Clothing Merchant. Merchant, Artificial Flowers and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gerstle.

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  • Merchant

  • Artificial Flowers

  • Blacksmith

  • Clothing Merchant


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

Gerstle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gerstle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gerstle 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 Gerstle. 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 648 military records available for the last name Gerstle. For the veterans among your Gerstle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gerstle Life Expectancy

What is the average Gerstle lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Gerstle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Gerstle in 1956 was 74, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gerstle

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gerstle 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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