Gerten Family History

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Gerten Name Meaning

German: patronymic from the personal name Gert(h), a short form of Gerhardt. Possibly a respelling of English Girton.

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


Similar surnames: Gerken, Girten, Gerfen, Gerren, Garten, Gergen, Merten, Gebben

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Gerten Family Origin

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Gerten Family Occupations

What did your Gerten ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gerten family was Shoe Maker. The most common Gerten occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Gerten's were Farmers. Farmer, Brick Mason and Horse Shoer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gerten.

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  • Farmer

    57%
  • Brick Mason

    14%
  • Horse Shoer

    14%
  • Shoe Maker

    14%

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

Gerten Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gerten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gerten 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gerten. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gerten. For the veterans among your Gerten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gerten Life Expectancy

What is the average Gerten lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Gerten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Gerten in 1963 was 62, and 22 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gerten

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gerten 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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