Gehrs Family History

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Gehrs Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from Gehr.

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


Similar surnames: Wehrs, Vehrs, Goers, Gehrke, Roehrs, Luhrs, Gehr, Gehris, Gehres

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Gehrs Family Origin

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Gehrs Family Occupations

What did your Gehrs ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gehrs. 13% of Gehrs men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Gehrs women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gehrs were Pastor and Comptometer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    13%
  • Cashier
    5%
  • Laborer
    5%
  • Pastor
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Comptometer
    5%

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

Gehrs Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gehrs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gehrs 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 246 immigration records available for the last name Gehrs. 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 318 military records available for the last name Gehrs. For the veterans among your Gehrs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gehrs Life Expectancy

What is the average Gehrs lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Gehrs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Gehrs in 1964 was 80, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gehrs

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gehrs 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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