Gerwitz Family History

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Gerwitz Name Meaning

Jewish (from Ukraine): of uncertain origin; perhaps a variant of Horowitz or alternatively an altered form of Gewirtz.

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


Similar surnames: Gurwitz, Horwitz, Hurwitz, Gurewitz, Kritz, Gertz, Gerbitz, Peritz

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Gerwitz Family Origin

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Gerwitz Family Occupations

What did your Gerwitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith Helper and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gerwitz. A less common occupation for the Gerwitz family was Shoemaker. The most common Gerwitz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Gerwitz's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Blacksmith Helper

    14%
  • Carpenter

    14%
  • Shoemaker

    14%

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

Gerwitz Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gerwitz Life Expectancy

What is the average Gerwitz lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gerwitz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Gerwitz in 1953 was 37, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gerwitz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gerwitz 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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