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Gierhart Name Meaning

North German: variant of Gerhardt .

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

Similar surnames: Gerhart, Everhart, Gearhart, Gerhard, Garhart, Erhart, Gephart

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Where is the Gierhart family from?

You can see how Gierhart families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gierhart family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Gierhart families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Gierhart families living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Gierhart's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Gierhart families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gierhart surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gierhart ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gierhart. 24% of Gierhart men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Gierhart women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gierhart were Carpenter and Maid. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Seamstress
  • Waitress
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gierhart. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gierhart census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 49 immigration records available for the last name Gierhart. 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 Cards

There are 473 military records available for the last name Gierhart. For the veterans among your Gierhart ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gierhart lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Gierhart life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Gierhart in 1957 was 53, and 78 in 2004.

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