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Gerwitz Name Meaning

Jewish (from Ukraine): of uncertain origin; perhaps a variant of Horowitz or alternatively an altered form of Gewirtz.

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


Similar surnames: Gurwitz, Horwitz, Hurwitz, Gurewitz, Kritz, Gertz, Gerbitz, Peritz

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Where is the Gerwitz family from?

You can see how Gerwitz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gerwitz family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Gerwitz families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 21 Gerwitz families living in New York. This was about 53% of all the recorded Gerwitz's in USA. New York had the highest population of Gerwitz families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gerwitz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gerwitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gerwitz. 28% of Gerwitz men worked as a Clerk and 32% of Gerwitz women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gerwitz were Laborer and Stenographer. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    28%
  • Mechanic
    14%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Laborer
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    32%
  • Housewife
    16%
  • Salesgirl
    11%
  • Stenographer
    11%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gerwitz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gerwitz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 368 immigration records available for the last name Gerwitz. 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 Cards

There are 163 military records available for the last name Gerwitz. For the veterans among your Gerwitz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gerwitz lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gerwitz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Gerwitz in 1953 was 37, and 81 in 2004.

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