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Gingrich Family History

Gingrich Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Güngerich, from a Germanic personal name formed with gund ‘battle’ + ric ‘power(ful)’.

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


Similar surnames: Gingerich, Goldrich, Dietrich, Goodrich, Weinrich, Zipprich, Willrich

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Where is the Gingrich family from?

You can see how Gingrich families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gingrich family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Gingrich families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 27 Gingrich families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 90% of all the recorded Gingrich's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Gingrich families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gingrich surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gingrich ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gingrich. 27% of Gingrich men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Gingrich women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gingrich were Carpenter and Clerk. .

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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
    27%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Gingrich. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gingrich 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 839 immigration records available for the last name Gingrich. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Gingrich. For the veterans among your Gingrich ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gingrich lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Gingrich life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Gingrich in 1951 was 48, and 75 in 2004.

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