Gerard Family History

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Gerard Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire) and French (Gérard): from the personal name Gerard, Gérard, introduced to Britain from France by the Normans; it is composed of the Germanic elements gar, ger ‘spear’, ‘lance’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.

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


Similar surnames: Gerald, Guerard, Herard, Gerhardt, Garard, Gerardi, Berard, Geary

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Gerard Family Origin

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Gerard Family Occupations

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  • Fisherman

    4%
  • Butcher

    2%
  • Coal Miner

    2%
  • Farmer

    2%

In 1881, Fisherman, Butcher and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gerard. A less common occupation for the Gerard family was Farmer. The most common Gerard occupation in the UK was Fisherman. 4% of Gerard's were Fishermans.

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Gerard Historical Records

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Gerard Life Expectancy

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