Gerlitz Family History

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Gerlitz Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic) and German: habitational name for someone from Görlitz in Saxony.

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

Similar surnames: Goerlitz, Garlitz, Gerbitz, Belitz, Gertz, Britz, Gerlich, Teplitz

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Gerlitz Family Origin

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Gerlitz Family Occupations

What did your Gerlitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Barn Boss and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gerlitz. A less common occupation for the Gerlitz family was Brick Maker. The most common Gerlitz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Gerlitz's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Barn Boss

  • Blacksmith

  • Brick Maker


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Gerlitz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gerlitz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gerlitz 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gerlitz. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gerlitz. For the veterans among your Gerlitz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gerlitz Life Expectancy

What is the average Gerlitz lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Gerlitz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Gerlitz in 1961 was 49, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gerlitz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gerlitz 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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