Gerry Family History

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Gerry Name Meaning

English: variant of Geary. Possibly an altered spelling of German Gehri, a variant of Gehr 1.

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

Similar surnames: Geary, Gery, Berry, Burry, Jerry, Gary, Geery, Geer, Werry, Derry

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Gerry Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gerry name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gerry. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


  • France


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Gerry Family Origin

Where is the Gerry family from?

Gerry Family Occupations

What did your Gerry ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gerry occupation in the UK was Farmer. 7% of Gerry's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gerry. A less common occupation for the Gerry family was Charwoman.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farm Labourer

  • Charwoman


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gerry ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gerry Historical Records

What Gerry family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Gerry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gerry 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Gerry. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Gerry. For the veterans among your Gerry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gerry Life Expectancy

What is the average Gerry lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Gerry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gerry in 1941 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gerry

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gerry 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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