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Gower Family History

Gower Name Meaning
English (of Norman origin): regional name for someone from the district north of Paris known in Old French as Gohiere.English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of the various places in northern France called Gouy (from the Gallo-Roman personal name Gaudius + the locative suffix -acum), with the addition of the Anglo-Norman French suffix -er.English: from a Norman personal name, Go(h)ier, cognate with the Old English name mentioned at Gooder.Welsh: from the peninsula in southern Wales, of which the Welsh name is Gwyr.Probably an Americanized spelling of German Gauer.

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

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Name Distribution of Gower Families

  • Number of Gower families
     63 - 123
     22 - 62
     1 - 21
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gower families
     306 - 610
     103 - 305
     1 - 102
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Gower families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Gower Family Origin

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Gower Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Gower

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Gower Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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