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Gerstner Surname Meaning

South German and Swiss German: variant of Gerster .

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


Similar surnames: Gerster, Gurtner, Gessner, Gertner, Gentner, Gerner, Kershner

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Where is the Gerstner family from?

You can see how Gerstner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gerstner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Gerstner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 8 Gerstner families living in Lancashire. This was about 62% of all the recorded Gerstner's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Gerstner families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gerstner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gerstner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gerstner. 16% of Gerstner men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Gerstner women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gerstner were Assembler and Stitcher. .

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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

  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Assembler
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    13%
  • Maid
    13%
  • Typist
    10%
  • Stitcher
    10%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Gerstner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gerstner 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gerstner. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Gerstner. For the veterans among your Gerstner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gerstner lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Gerstner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Gerstner in 1956 was 53, and 77 in 2004.

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