Gerl Family History

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Gerl Name Meaning

German: from a regional field name girlet denoting a stand or copse of alders. Perhaps an altered spelling of German Gerle, from a short form of Gerlach.

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

Similar surnames: Garl, Gehl, Gero, Gerlt, Gell, Gera, Gere, Berl, Perl, Gerk

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Gerl Family Origin

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Gerl Family Occupations

What did your Gerl ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Domestic Worker was the top reported job for people in the UK named Gerl. 50% of Gerl women worked as a Domestic Worker

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Domestic Worker
  • Probationer Nurse

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

Gerl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gerl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gerl 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 522 immigration records available for the last name Gerl. 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 Gerl. For the veterans among your Gerl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gerl Life Expectancy

What is the average Gerl lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Gerl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Gerl in 1958 was 50, and 84 in 2004.

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