Gery Family History

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Gery Name Meaning

Southern French (Géry): variant of Gille. French (Géry): from the Germanic personal name Gaugeric, which was borne by a 6th-century bishop of Cambrai. Possibly a respelling of Swiss German Gehry, a variant of Gehr.

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


Similar surnames: Gary, Geary, Gere, Gero, Gerry, Gerk, Gory, Goy, Wery, Gera

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Gery Family Origin

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Gery Family Occupations

What did your Gery ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gery occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Gery's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gery. A less common occupation for the Gery family was Grist Miller.

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Grist Miller

    3%

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

Gery Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gery Life Expectancy

What is the average Gery lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Gery life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Gery in 1955 was 64, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gery

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gery 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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