Gerwig Family History

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Gerwig Name Meaning

German: from the Germanic personal name Gerwig, composed of the elements ger ‘spear’ + wig ‘battle’, ‘fight’.

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

Similar surnames: Gerbig, Gerwin, Herwig, Helwig, Gerling, Germer, Herzig, Gerrits

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Gerwig Family Origin

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Gerwig Family Occupations

What did your Gerwig ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Hairdresser Asst and Daily Domestic Man were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Gerwig. 50% of Gerwig men worked as a Hairdresser Asst and 50% of Gerwig women worked as a Daily Domestic Man. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gerwig were Railway Shunting Foreman and Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Hairdresser Asst
  • Railway Shunting Foreman

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Daily Domestic Man
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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

Gerwig Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gerwig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gerwig 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 447 immigration records available for the last name Gerwig. 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 911 military records available for the last name Gerwig. For the veterans among your Gerwig ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gerwig Life Expectancy

What is the average Gerwig lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Gerwig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Gerwig in 1959 was 30, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gerwig

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gerwig 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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