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Gerken Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from a short form of a personal name beginning with ger, gar ‘spear’, as in Gerhard (see Gerhardt).

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


Similar surnames: Gerten, Gerfen, Geiken, Gerren, Geron, German, Berken, Gerwin, Geen

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Gerken Family Origin

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Gerken Family Occupations

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  • Sugar Boiler

    33%
  • Licensed Victualler

    17%
  • Railway Porter

    17%
  • Sugar House Laborer

    17%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Gerken family was Sugar House Laborer. Sugar Boiler, Licensed Victualler and Railway Porter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gerken. The most common Gerken occupation in the UK was Sugar Boiler. 33% of Gerken's were Sugar Boilers.

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Gerken Historical Records

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Gerken Life Expectancy

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