Gierach Family History

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Gierach Name Meaning

German: probably a variant of the Germanic personal name Gero, formed with gar, ger ‘spear’, ‘lance’, under Slavic influence.

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

Similar surnames: Giersch, Gerlach, Gerich, Hersch, Gersch, Dersch, Eirich, Diedrich

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Gierach Family Origin

Where is the Gierach family from?

Gierach Family Occupations

What did your Gierach ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gierach family was Saloon Keeper. Farmer and Retired Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gierach. The most common Gierach occupation in the USA was Farmer. 71% of Gierach's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Retired Farmer

  • Saloon Keeper


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

Gierach Historical Records

What Gierach family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 767 census records available for the last name Gierach. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gierach 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 77 immigration records available for the last name Gierach. 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 167 military records available for the last name Gierach. For the veterans among your Gierach ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gierach Life Expectancy

What is the average Gierach lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Gierach life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Gierach in 1964 was 50, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gierach

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gierach 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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