Gernon Family History

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Gernon Name Meaning

English: nickname for a man with a moustache, from Old French gernon, grenon ‘moustache’.

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

Similar surnames: Vernon, German, Gordon, Gerdon, Garzon, Veron, Gardon, Garson, Girton

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Gernon Family Origin

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Gernon Family Occupations

What did your Gernon ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Clerk, Clerk Wine Merchant and Cotton Commis Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gernon. The most common Gernon occupation in the UK was Clerk. 13% of Gernon's were Clerks. A less common occupation for the Gernon family was Distiller's Clerk.

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  • Clerk

  • Clerk Wine Merchant

  • Cotton Commis Merchant

  • Distiller's Clerk


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Gernon Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gernon Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Gernon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gernon in 1954 was 59, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gernon

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gernon 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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