Gehrig Family History

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Gehrig Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: variant of Gehring.

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

Similar surnames: Gehring, Gehris, Ehrig, Gerig, Rehrig, Gehres, Gering, Gettig

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Gehrig Family Origin

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Gehrig Family Occupations

What did your Gehrig ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gehrig. 13% of Gehrig men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Gehrig women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gehrig were Proprietor and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Painter
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Maid

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

Gehrig Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Gehrig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gehrig 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gehrig. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Gehrig. For the veterans among your Gehrig ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gehrig Life Expectancy

What is the average Gehrig lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Gehrig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Gehrig in 1941 was 38, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gehrig

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gehrig 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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