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Gingerich Name Meaning

Americanized form of Swiss German Güngerich (see Gingrich ).

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

Similar surnames: Gingrich, Gingery, Giegerich, Giger, Jindrich, Gerich, Genrich

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Where is the Gingerich family from?

You can see how Gingerich families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gingerich family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gingerich families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Gingerich families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 91% of all the recorded Gingerich's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Gingerich families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gingerich surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gingerich ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gingerich. 37% of Gingerich men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Gingerich women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gingerich were Farming and Housework. .

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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
  • Carpenter
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Gingerich. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gingerich 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 524 immigration records available for the last name Gingerich. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gingerich. For the veterans among your Gingerich ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gingerich lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Gingerich life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Gingerich in 1946 was 55, and 68 in 2004.

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