Gjerde Family History

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Gjerde Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads so named, from Old Norse gerði ‘enclosed land’ (i.e. pasture).

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


Similar surnames: Jorde, Gerde, Mjelde, Grande, Garde, Gard, Velde, Goerke, Bjerke

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Gjerde Family Origin

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Gjerde Family Occupations

What did your Gjerde ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gjerde. 52% of Gjerde men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Gjerde women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gjerde were Pastor and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    52%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Fisherman
    18%
  • Pastor
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    34%
  • Waitress
    20%
  • Maid
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    14%

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

Gjerde Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gjerde. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gjerde 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gjerde. 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 244 military records available for the last name Gjerde. For the veterans among your Gjerde ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gjerde Life Expectancy

What is the average Gjerde lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Gjerde life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gjerde in 1957 was 51, and 90 in 2004.

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