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|Meaning:||Son of Gerd|
Gerdes is a North German patronymic surname from the personal name Gerd which is a reduced form of the name Gerhardt. Gerdes may also be a shortened form of the phrase 'Gerd es Sohn' or 'Son of Gerd'.
In the United States, the Gerdes surname is most prevalent in the midwestern region including the states of Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, and Missouri.
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