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Gatlin Family History

Gatlin Name Meaning
English: of uncertain origin; probably a variant of Catlin or Gadling, a nickname from Old English gœdeling ‘kinsman’, ‘companion’, but also ‘low fellow’.Possibly an altered spelling of German Göttling, from a Germanic personal name formed with god ‘god’ or god ‘good’ + -ling suffix of affiliation, or, like Gättling (of which this may also be an altered form), a nickname from Middle High German getlinc ‘companion’, ‘kinsman’. Compare 1.

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

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473 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Gatlin Families

  • Number of Gatlin families
     56 - 110
     19 - 55
     1 - 18
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gatlin families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Gatlin last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Gatlin Family Origin

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Gatlin Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Gatlin

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Gatlin Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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