Gerstner Family History

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Gerstner Name Meaning

South German and Swiss German: variant of Gerster.

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

Similar surnames: Gerster, Gurtner, Gessner, Gertner, Gentner, Gerner, Kershner

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Gerstner Family Origin

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Gerstner Family Occupations

What did your Gerstner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gerstner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 12% of Gerstner's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gerstner family was Baker. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gerstner.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Baker


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

Gerstner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Gerstner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gerstnercensus 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 Gerstner. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Gerstner. For the veterans among your Gerstner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gerstner Life Expectancy

What is the average Gerstner lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Gerstner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Gerstner in 1956 was 53, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gerstner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gerstner 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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