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Gwaltney Family History

Gwaltney Name Meaning
Anglicized form of the Welsh family name Gwalchmai, which is from the Welsh personal name Gwalchmai ‘hawk of the plain’.

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

132,201 Historical Documents with Gwaltney on Ancestry
13,928 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,556 Military Records
316 Immigration Records
8,047 Census and Voter Lists
107,354 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Gwaltney Families

  • Number of Gwaltney families
     33 - 63
     12 - 32
     1 - 11
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gwaltney families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Gwaltney last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Gwaltney Family Origin

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Average Life Expectancy for Gwaltney

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Gwaltney Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Gwaltney Civil War Service Records

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