Gerlach Family History

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Gerlach Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from the personal name Gerlach, composed of the elements ger, gar ‘spear’ + lach, a cognate of Old High German leich ‘sport’, ‘play’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental adoption of the German name.

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


Similar surnames: Gerlich, Drach, Gerbracht, Gierach, Betlach, Redlich, Lerch, Gerich

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Gerlach Family Origin

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Gerlach Family Occupations

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  • Boot Finisher

    20%
  • Civil Engineer

    20%
  • Hairdresser

    20%
  • Licensed Victualler

    20%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Gerlach family was Licensed Victualler. Boot Finisher, Civil Engineer and Hairdresser were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gerlach. The most common Gerlach occupation in the UK was Boot Finisher. 20% of Gerlach's were Boot Finishers.

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Gerlach Historical Records

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Gerlach Life Expectancy

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