History of your Surname
Get access to Gerstenfeld family records.Start a free trial

Gerstenfeld Family History

Gerstenfeld Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name compound composed of German Gerst(en) ‘barley’ + Feld ‘field’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Greenfeld, Ehrenfeld, Gerstenkorn, Sternfeld, Wiesenfeld, Steinfeld

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Gerstenfeld family from?

You can see how Gerstenfeld families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gerstenfeld family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Gerstenfeld families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Gerstenfeld families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Gerstenfeld's in USA. New York had the highest population of Gerstenfeld families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gerstenfeld surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gerstenfeld ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gerstenfeld. 12% of Gerstenfeld men worked as a Clerk and 24% of Gerstenfeld women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gerstenfeld were Proprietor and Dress Maker. .

View Census Data for Gerstenfeld | Data not to scale

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

United States shown, England data unavailable

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    12%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Proprietor
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
    24%
  • Clerk
    18%
  • Typist
    12%
  • Dress Maker
    12%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Gerstenfeld family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 822 census records available for the last name Gerstenfeld. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gerstenfeld census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search UK census records for Gerstenfeld

Passenger Lists

There are 555 immigration records available for the last name Gerstenfeld. 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.

View all Gerstenfeld immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 151 military records available for the last name Gerstenfeld. For the veterans among your Gerstenfeld ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Gerstenfeld military records

You've only scratched the surface of Gerstenfeld family history

Discover More

What is the average Gerstenfeld lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Gerstenfeld life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gerstenfeld in 1963 was 78, and 96 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gerstenfeld

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Gerstenfeld family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Gerstenfeld last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial